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  •  And also public business conducted on non- (6+ / 0-)

    Public stuff. Using you gmail account does not save you.

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 03:13:49 AM PST

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    •  It sounds like that is what she's arguing for, (3+ / 0-)

      according to this NYT piece: http://www.nytimes.com/...
      She's saying that giving access to her calendars and electronic devices could reveal highly personal information. Well, then use a separate device and calendar for business and personal life. If you fail to do so, I fail to see how you can use that as shield later.

      •  She'll ask for an in camera inspection of the (1+ / 0-)
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        docs, e-mails and texts by a judge in order to parse out the relevant communications in order to protect her privacy - a perfectly reasonable and common request in such circumstances.  

        “Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

        by SpamNunn on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 05:50:01 AM PST

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        •  Is it legal in New Jersey (2+ / 0-)
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          to use state property for 'personal business'? I ask, because if you work anywhere with a company-supplied computer in my state, you can't claim any of your usage is 'personal' and keep the company from keeping tabs. Or, if you work for government, keep any of it private.

          •  The deliberative privilege and the fact that (2+ / 0-)
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            most, if not all, of the communications were done using personal phones for texting and private e-mail accounts for e-mailing make this a tougher thicket to penetrate.  

            “Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

            by SpamNunn on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 10:27:15 AM PST

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            •  If it's state business, (1+ / 0-)
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              doesn't it automatically become state record? If not, then they need some warrants. Because this sort of giant-sized loophole opens up a gigantic opportunity to circumvent things like public meetings law and such.

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