White House loses fight over science adviser’s emails

E&E News reports on the court's ruling in CEI's Freedom of Information Act case against the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Federal judges today shot down the Obama administration's arguments that some private emails sent by a top White House science official aren't subject to public disclosure laws.

The lawsuit over White House science adviser John Holdren's emails has been closely watched by critics of the Obama administration, major news organizations and others who urged the court to ensure that government records kept on personal email accounts can be accessed under the Freedom of Information Act.

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today sided with the libertarian nonprofit group Competitive Enterprise Institute, which wants access to work-related emails that Holdren appears to have sent and received using his nongovernment email account at the Woods Hole Research Center. Holdren was the director of the private research center before he joined the Obama White House.

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