Sep 19, 2007 Timothy T. Coates
Court of Appeal denies writ seeking access to e-mails and calendar entries of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors

San Bernardino Sun et al. v. Superior Court (2007) Case No. E 043097 (California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two). GMSR partner Tim Coates represented the County of San Bernardino in successfully opposing a writ petition under the Public Records Act. The case involved a challenge by a newspaper and a First Amendment advocacy group to a trial court ruling applying the deliberative process privilege to shield disclosure of e-mails and calendar entries of the Board of Supervisors.