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Group Takes Email Lawsuit Against AG Schuette To Michigan Supreme Court

AG Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette

A lawsuit involving the state Attorney General and his emails could go to the Michigan Supreme Court. A liberal advocacy group filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to get access to some emails by Schuette and his staff.

Progress Michigan says Schuette and his staff used their private email accounts for state business, effectively hiding their contents.

A spokesperson for the attorney general called the lawsuit “politically motivated.”

Mark Brewer is an attorney for Progress Michigan. He says Schuette shouldn’t be able to conduct state business in secret.

“Why is he doing this is the big question here," said Brewer. "Why not operate on the regular government email where everything is transparent, everything is visible?”

Progress Michigan says they already have multiple examples of Schuette and his staff using private emails.

They want the judge to order the Attorney General’s office do a review of all personal emails and turn over any that involve state business.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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