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FOIA News: Court orders White House official to preserve private email

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Judge issues rare order to preserve White House official's private email

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, Dec. 12, 2016

A federal judge has ordered the top science policy official at the White House to preserve all of his emails from a private account while a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit about the messages proceeds.

U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler issued the order Monday, requiring Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren to load a thumb drive with all archived messages (including messages marked as deleted) from an account provided by his former employer, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

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