James McManis and California Supreme Court Hearing Featured in Los Angeles Times

James McManis was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on February 2, 2017 about a pending California Supreme Court case, Smith v. City of San Jose.  The article, titled “California's Top Court to Decide Whether Emails and Texts Sent on Personal Devices are Public Record,” discusses a California Public Records Act request by a McManis Faulkner client Ted Smith for all communications related to a downtown San Jose development. City officials claimed private devices were not covered by the Public Records Act, and refused to produce City officials’ emails. The California Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in early March.