Was this illegal, against the rules, or considered improper in Florida at the time.
Frankly, doing it that way is very stupid, now. In the 90's email was just becoming popular, and in the early 2000's we were only learning about the ramifications, so the parallel is far less than perfect
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Of course...IF that turns out to be the case, democrats will fall all over themselves defending Jeb because really...what difference does it make?
How many times have we heard democrats say they have reviewed all the official email and records on Benghazi and determined there was nothing untoward or inappropriate? On the Fast and Furious crap? On the IRS scandals? Now we find out that the reason why they found nothing is because they were given nothing.
- What kinds of agency records are subject to the Public Records Act?
(1) Personal e-mail
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that private e-mail stored in government computers does not automatically become a public record by virtue of that storage. State v. City of Clearwater, 863 So. 2d 149 (Fla. 2003). "Just as an agency cannot circumvent the Public Records Act by allowing a private entity to maintain physical custody of documents that fall within the definition of 'public records,' . . . private documents cannot be deemed public records solely by virtue of their placement on an agency-owned computer." Id. at 154. The Court cautioned, however, that the case before it did not involve e-mails "that may have been isolated by a government employee whose job required him or her to locate employee misuse of government computers." Id. at 151n.2. Cf. Bent v. State, No. 4D10-2726 (Fla. 4th DCA filed September 29, 2010) (recordings of personal telephone calls between minors in jail awaiting trial and third parties made by sheriff's office are not public records when contents of the phone calls do not involve criminal activity or a security breach). Compare Miami-Dade County v. Professional Law Enforcement Association, 997 So. 2d 1289 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009) (personal flight log of pilots paid by county which are required as part of pilot's administrative duties are distinguishable from personal e-mails in City of Clearwater case and are subject to disclosure). Cf. Grapski v. Machen, Case No. 01-2005-CA-4005 J (Fla. 8th Cir. Ct. May 9, 2006), affirmed per curiam, 949 So. 2d 202 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007) (spam or bulk mail received by a public agency does not necessarily constitute a public record).
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"