Progress Michigan Statement on Court of Appeals Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

News from Progress Michigan

June 20, 2018

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, [email protected]

Progress Michigan Statement on Court of Appeals Decision

Decision disappointing, Progress Michigan Reviewing Options

LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding a Court of Appeals decision in the organization’s lawsuit against Attorney General Bill Schuette seeking disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act of private emails used by him and his staff to conduct state business. The statement should be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan.

“While this decision is disappointing, the Court did not rule on the merits of the case, instead focusing on the technical issue of the timing of a signature on a complaint, not whether Schuette should release private emails used to conduct state business. Progress Michigan is currently reviewing our options and will make our next steps known soon. We will not allow public officials like Attorney General Bill Schuette to violate the FOIA and we will continue to shine a light on Bill Schuette’s shady practices.”

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