Articles From Misty Cygan

Text Messages and E-mails Sent From a Public Officials’ Personal Account Qualify as Public Records Under FOIA By Misty Cygan & George Bellas Civil Practice and Procedure, September 2020 The appellate court recently affirmed the lower court's order, which found that Chicago's Office of the Mayor and tDepartment of Public Health had failed to perform a reasonable search as required by FOIA because they failed to make inquiries into the personal text messages and e-mails of public officials.
So You Want to Use Social Media Posts as Evidence? By Misty Cygan Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2020 While social media posts are not so different from the more traditional paper evidence, there are unique challenges to getting them into evidence.

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