LANSING (AP) – Liberal critics of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette have cleared a procedural hurdle in a lawsuit seeking emails from the private accounts of key members of his staff.
A group called Progress Michigan believes Schuette and 20 staffers for years used private email to discuss public business. The group filed a lawsuit after the attorney general’s office responded to a public records request by saying it possessed only one record and it was exempt.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
A judge at the Court of Claims declined to dismiss the lawsuit this week. The attorney general’s office said Progress Michigan’s lawsuit was outside a 180-day window to get to court. But Judge Cynthia Stephens said the complaint was timely.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
Schuette, a Republican, is running for governor in 2018.MORE NEWS: Trump Endorses Election Fraud Lawyer For Michigan AG
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