Sustained Outrage

AP FOIA update: Supreme Court asked to reconsider

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Lawyers for The Associated Press have asked the West Virginia Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that  blocked release of e-mails sent by former Justice Spike Maynard to Massey Energy President Don Blankenship.

The first sentence of the petition for rehearing says it all:

Because this court’s opinion stands for the perverse proposition that questions concerning a judge’s impartiality are none of the public’s business the AP seeks a rehearing.

I’ve posted a copy of the rehearing petition here. Previous coverage of this is available here and here.