State Appeals Court Rules De Blasio Must Release Emails
A state appeals court ruled Mayor De Blasio
will have to turn over his emails.
The decision comes after the New
York Post and NY1 took him to court
for failing to release emails to a consultant,
the head of public relations firm BerlinRosen.
de Blasio’s team called him an
“agent of the city” to avoid releasing the emails.
Under Freedom of Information Law, emails
between city employees can be kept private.
But the court ruled that the firm was
not contracted by the city
and thus their communication was not exempt
from freedom of information requests.
The appellants were ordered
to pay the media companies’ legal fees.