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Examining emails

The Associated Press quoted Charles Davis, dean of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, in an article about public information laws and Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account while she was secretary of state.

Davis said there is a “patchwork” of federal and state laws written “for the era of paper records” that now “aren’t serving us well.”

Davis also said, “This is the bedeviling thing: It’s good government law that rests on the honesty and transparency of public officials. If a government official sets out on a mission to lie to the public or withhold from the public by using private email or some other means, there’s not much we can do about it.”