by Todd Shepherd
Washington Free Beacon
A New York appellate court again ordered that state’s top cop to pay thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees for improperly denying a request for documents under the state’s Freedom of Information Law.
The unanimous decision from a panel of judges on Thursday supported two previous losses in the same case for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in which the free-market think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute sought documents related to a multi-state effort to investigate energy companies for allegedly profiting by “creating misperceptions” about climate change…
The developments come at a time when the New York AG’s office is also fighting off an open records lawsuit from another free-market outlet, E&E Legal, which is seeking emails also related to other parts of Schneiderman’s climate investigations.