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CASE ENTRY

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Trump

The Public Records Act creates a number of requirements for preserving presidential records. Does the use by administration officials of apps that automatically delete messages once they have been read by the recipient violate the PRA? D.C. Circuit: Although “Richard Nixon could only have dreamed of the technology at issue in this case,” the White House Counsel sent a memo to staff telling them not to use those apps, and that’s good enough for us.


Tags: 2019, D.C. Circuit, Mandamus, Statutory Interpretation

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