Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Advocacy Groups Win One on White House E-mail

Judy Mottl writes on

A U.S. District Court yesterday quashed an effort by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to fight legal action related to missing White House e-mails.

The DoJ, which is representing the White House, had disapproved of the court's previous recommendation on e-mail preservation in the Executive Office of the President (EOP). The court had advised the EOP to search desktops and movable media used between March 2003 and October 2005 for missing e-mails.

Yesterday's decision by Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola is a small victory for two advocacy groups seeking to preserve White House e-mail. It's a minor setback for the DOJ that has consistently fought legal action related to missing e-mails and initiating new preservation processes.

More here.


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