Story last updated at 12/17/2008 - 3:45 pm
ANCHORAGE - Alaska resident Andrée McLeod filed court papers Dec. 9 contesting Gov. Sarah Palin's refusal to disclose her husband's e-mails.
McLeod requested first gentleman Todd Palin's e-mail records in a public record request in June.
"This latest refusal by the governor's office to hold back official state e-mails received or sent by Todd Palin has left me no other choice," said McLeod, a registered Republican. "The state can't cloak these communications in secrecy when the governor and her staff have broken the chain of custody by sharing them with a mere private citizen. Therefore, that entitles all citizens the right to examine these documents in the light of day."
McLeod said the open record request is about the "public's right to know the inner working of their government and how state officials are discharging the public trust."
McLeod filed separate court papers Oct. 2 seeking public records generated by Palin and her staff while using private e-mail accounts. The case is still in progress.