A Nevada newspaper asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a lower court’s ruling that e-mail messages sent by Gov. Jim Gibbons were personal and therefore not subject to public records law, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.
Carson City Judge James Russell had previously denied the Journal’s request for 98 of 104 e-mail messages between Gibbons and his staff over a six-month period. The newspaper had asked for a log of the e-mail if the actual messages were not released.
The justices will rule on the issue at a later date.