The California Supreme Court recently ruled on Smith v. City of San Jose. The court ruled in favor of Ted Smith, represented by James McManis '67 of McManis Faulkner, who made the California Public Records Act request for all communications related to a downtown San Jose development. The City claimed private devices were not covered by the Public Records Act and refused to product City officials’ emails. The California Supreme Court decided that government emails and texts sent on private devices are public records.