Indiana Supreme Court declines to open lawmakers’ emails to public

The Indiana Supreme Court Tuesday ruled it will not force Indiana lawmakers to release their emails under the state’s public records law.

The Court says to do so would violate the state constitution’s separation of powers. Citizen advocacy groups, including the Citizens Action Coalition, filed a lawsuit to gain access to emails between a House Republican legislator and utility companies.

The state’s public records law exempts what’s called “legislative work product,” but doesn’t define what that means. Continue…