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San Diego judge tentatively rejects bid for license plate records
San Diego judge tentatively rejects bid for license plate records

A San Diego Superior Court judge has tentatively turned down a request by the founder of the MP3 Internet music site for information about his license plates gathered through high-tech scanning. Judge Katherine Bacal tentatively ruled this week that the records, retained by the San Diego Assn. of Governments on behalf of local law enforcement agencies, are exempt from the state's Public Records Act. A final ruling is expected next week. Michael Robertson had sued for access to his records on the grounds that keeping such information is an example of governmental over-reach and that disclosure is necessary to safeguard individual rights. "If I'm not being investigated for...

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