Judge Rules Against Scott in Records Lawsuit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge is ruling against Gov. Rick Scott in an ongoing lawsuit over public records.

Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis on Wednesday granted a request from a critic of the Republican governor to subpoena records from Google and Yahoo. Attorney Steven Andrews want information on private email accounts that may have been used by the Scott administration.

Francis made the ruling over the objections of Jacksonville attorney Thomas Bishop. Bishop maintained the records were irrelevant and part of a "fishing expedition."

But Andrews said during a brief hearing that former aides to Scott maintain the governor uses private emails to conduct state business.

Andrews is currently suing Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi over whether they hid records related to a dispute over land located near the governor's mansion.


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