Judge orders Norman to release requested city email records

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NORMAN, Okla. —  A judge has ordered the city of Norman to turn over public records requested by two residents who filed a joint suit against the city, alleging a violation of the Oklahoma Open Records Act.

The Norman Transcript reports that district Judge Jeff Virgin granted a motion for a temporary injunction that requires the city to release email records between members of city staff, City Council and oil and gas industry groups, as well as other oil stakeholders.

Casey Holcomb and Darcie Woodson requested the injunction. They will have to post a $100 bond to receive the records digitally.

The city had originally requested fees of several hundred dollars for printing costs in response to the separate Open Records requests that the pair had made.