Monday, October 25, 2010

Public's right to know trumps privacy issues

Hat tip to WorldNetDaily for the link to this article from the Anchorage Daily News:  http://www.adn.com/2010/10/23/1515937/judge-orders-miller-documents.html

The article states: "A judge ruled Saturday that the Fairbanks North Star Borough must release personnel records of U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller.

In an unusual weekend hearing, retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ruled that the public's right to know about candidates outweighed Miller's right to privacy.
"I hold that although Mr. Miller has a legitimate expectation of privacy in those documents, Mr. Miller's right to privacy is indeed outweighed by the public's significant interest in the background of a public figure who is running for the U.S. Senate," the judge said. He noted that U.S. senator is among the highest elected offices in the nation."

Wonder if that applies to Presidential candidates as well?

1 comment:

Me said...

It does apply to Presidential candidates...but only Republican ones.