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Former Gov. Gibbons Must Describe Withheld Mail

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says former Gov. Jim Gibbons must describe dozens of emails he refused to make public and explain why they are not subject to the state’s public record laws.

The court said in a ruling Thursday that Carson City District Judge Todd Russell erred in determining that Gibbons did not have to create a log containing a factual description of each withheld record.

The court also ordered Russell to review the messages and determine whether they should now be disclosed.

The decision stems from a 2008 public records request made by the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Some of the emails were to Kathy Karrasch. Gibbon’s former wife accused him of having an affair with Karrasch.

Gibbons was defeated by Brian Sandoval in the 2010 GOP primary.

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