DOVER, Del. â Former state treasurer Chip Flowers is taking a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against former Gov. Jack Markell to the Delaware Supreme Court.
Attorneys for Flowers filed a notice of appeal Thursday of a Superior Court judgeâs ruling last month against Flowers.
The judge reversed a decision in which a former chief deputy attorney general questioned whether Markellâs office violated FOIA by withholding emails from Flowers solely on the basis that they were sent or received by a lawmaker or legislative staff member, without regard to the content or context of the emails.
The issue arose because, when boasting several years ago about extending FOIAâs open-government provisions to the General Assembly, state lawmakers specifically exempted their emails and their staffersâ emails from the definition of public records.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.