Gov. Rick Scott has sought an attorney in California to try to protect some private email accounts allegedly used by the governor and his staff to conduct public business.
This past August, a judge ruled Google and Yahoo will have to turn over some information about the private email accounts. The ruling was part of a lawsuit claiming Scott’s administration has been skirting the state’s broad public records laws.
The request for information was limited, however. The judge only sought information about the accounts. He did not require that any person or entity must turn over specific emails.
Despite the limited scope of the ruling, Scott is fighting it in court and has hired a lawyer in California to help him.