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Judge rules office records of ex-Sens. Calderon and Yee must be disclosed

Judge rules office records of ex-Sens. Calderon and Yee must be disclosed

A Sacramento County judge has ruled that meeting schedules, office calendars and other official records of former state Sens. Leland Yee and Ronald S. Calderon are public records, despite efforts by the state Legislature to block their release. The leader of the Senate said Friday that he would comply with the court order. Yee and Calderon, both Democrats, are awaiting trial on federal corruption charges. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenney ruled in favor of the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News and other news organizations that sought the records in a lawsuit. The state Senate’s representatives asserted that the documents were exempt from disclosure...

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