Partner James McManis recently spoke with San Jose Spotlight for an article about San Jose City Hall‘s refusal to disclose emails from Mayor Sam Liccardo related to an advocacy organization he founded in February. City Hall claims the communication is protected by attorney-client privilege and is not in the public’s interest. In the spirit of government transparency, numerous organizations are pushing the City and Mayor Liccardo to disclose these emails.
Jim succeeded in a similar case against San Jose regarding communications sent from private devices (Smith v. City of San Jose). His comment: This is “the sort of stonewalling that gets public officials in trouble.”
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