NYC to Appeal Release of Ex-Chancellor Emails

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Lawyers for New York City say they will appeal a judge's decision ordering Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration to release emails between his office and former schools chancellor Cathie Black.

The emails were requested by an investigative journalist under the Freedom of Information Law.

But the city's Law Department contends the emails are exempt from the law.

Sergio Hernandez sued the administration with the help of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School. He said the Bloomberg administration refused a Nov. 19 request for emails leading up to Black's controversial hiring and short-lived tenure.

A judge issued a decision Nov. 23 ordering the city to release the emails in 15 days to Hernandez.

The city said it would file its appeal of the judge's decision on Thursday.


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