Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Judge Hall Says GOP Lawyers Can Get Sanderoff eMails, etc.

Judge Jim Hall ruled today that Republican lawyers in the upcoming redistricting court battle can ask for email, notes and other communications between legislators and pollster Brian Sanderoff, who was hired to help draw up redistricting maps during September's special session.

The redistricting cases are scheduled to begin next week.

Lawyers for Democrats argued that such communications between Sanderoff and legislators should be considered confidential.

Not so, said the judge. He ruled there was no privilege of confidentiality because Sanderoff was identified as an expert witness to testify in redistricting trials.

Hall's order is below:

Protective Order - Order Denying Motion

You can find all sorts of redistricting trials documents HERE.