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FOIA News: Agency not required to search private email, court rules

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Judge shuts down FOIA suit that set precedent on private emails

By Josh Gerstein, Politico, Mar. 13, 2017

A pro-business group's lawsuit set an important precedent last year that messages on a federal employee's private email account can be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act.

However, the suit came up short Monday on its original goal of persuading a federal judge to order an actual search of the private email account in question.

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