Archive: January 18, 2008

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Alaska Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed E-Discovery Amendments
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Chart Highlights White House E-Mail Gap

Alaska Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed E-Discovery Amendments

The Alaska Supreme Court is now seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Alaska Rules of Court to align Alaska’s discovery rules with the December 2006 federal rules amendments addressing the discovery of electronically stored information.  The Civil Rules Committee is recommending amendments to Alaska’s Civil Rules 16, 26, 33, 34, 37, and 45.

Comments are due by Friday, February 29, 2008, and may be submitted by mail, fax, or email:

Beth C. Adams
Court Rules Analyst
Snowden Administrative Office Building
820 West Fourth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501-2005

Fax number:  (907) 264-8291

Email address:  badams@courts.state.ak.us

Chart Highlights White House E-Mail Gap

From a January 18, 2008 article by Pete Yost of the Associated Press:

A White House chart indicates no e-mail was archived on 473 days for various units of the Executive Office of the President, a House committee chairman says.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., says a White House spokesman’s comments suggesting no e-mail had disappeared conflicted with what congressional staffers were told in September.

On Thursday night, Waxman said he was scheduling a hearing for Feb. 15 and challenged the White House to explain spokesman Tony Fratto’s remark that "we have absolutely no reason to believe that any e-mails are missing."

Fratto based his comment on the contents of a White House declaration filed in federal court casting doubt on the accuracy of a chart created by a former White House employee that points to a large volume of e-mail gone from White House servers.

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