Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: email@example.com
Last week, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine lost a round in his legal battle to keep private his emails with Carla Katz, his former girlfriend. Their relationship, which ended in 2004, drew considerable attention, especially as Corzine conducted contract negotiations with the public employees union of which Katz is president.
A judge ruled on Friday that most of the emails they exchanged during the negotiations had to be made public within two weeks. The state attorney general will appeal.
And here's why you gotta love lawyers:
But the Attorney General's Office plans to challenge Superior Court Judge Paul Innes' ruling, arguing both that the e-mail messages are private correspondence, and that they are protected by executive privilege.
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