TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge says Gov. Chris Christie’s personal email must be searched — or he must prove that it already has been — to comply with the state’s open public records law.
The Record reports that state Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson issued the ruling Friday in response to a request filed last year by North Jersey Media Group, the newspaper’s publisher.
The request sought a range of records. Among them were email correspondence, among the Republican governor and his aides dealing with a 2013 meeting with Democratic Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and the Port Authority.
Jacobson found the newspaper was entitled to the personal emails because the George Washington Bridge scandal made it clear Christie had used his personal email account for business.
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