LePage’s handwritten notes show failings in Maine’s record retention law

Portland Press Herald
August 17, 2015

Sig Schutz is quoted in a Portland Press Herald article on the controversy of Maine Governor Paul LePage's handwritten notes and the public records law.


These handwritten notes are on the governor’s stationery and they are dealing with public business,” said Sigmund Schutz, a board member of the New England First Amendment Coalition and an attorney who represents the Portland Press Herald in cases involving FOAA. “As a general matter, if they’re not real personal – a birthday card, something like that – and they’re responding to constituent inquiries or communications, they’re public records.”