Indiana House Republicans want to shield their emails from the state public records law after citizen advocacy groups sued to access emails between a lawmaker and lobbyists.
Attorneys argued the case before the State Supreme Court last week.
One focus of debate centered on an exemption in Indiana’s open records law for “legislative work product.”
The term isn’t defined.
An attorney for the House Republican caucus, Geoffrey Slaughter, says emails between legislators and constituents – including lobbyists – would clearly fall under that exemption.