Government E-Mails Should Be Accessible, Wherever They Live

An appellate court correctly ruled that an administration official's correspondence is fair game under the Freedom of Information Act.

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In a defeat for the Obama administration, an appellate court has held that the government must release e-mails related to the White House science adviser’s performance of his duties -- even though the messages are housed on a private server.

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