Jared Yates Sexton’s Russia Emails

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the Georgia Southern University of Georgia.
Tracking # 180118
Status
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Communications

From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all emails (and any related attachments) sent or received by Jared Yates Sexton that mention any of the following words:

Trump
Russia
Russian
Russians
USSR
Putin
Kremlin
Clinton

Sexton is an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University. He has publicly discussed his efforts to report on the alleged connections between President Donald Trump and the Russia government:

https://www.cjr.org/q_and_a/jared-yates-sexton-trump-jr-tweets-russia-qa.php

Sexton's official university email address is jsexton@georgiasouthern.edu. This request pertains to any emails sent using his official address at Georgia Southern University.

Please redact or withhold any records that may require a privacy waiver.

Please limit this request to emails dated between June 1, 2016 and July 12, 2017.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
J.K. Trotter

From: records Records

Good morning,

I am in receipt of your request and am collecting the responsive documents.
I plan to have either the records or a cost estimate to you by close of
business today.

Respectfully,

Amber Culpepper
Assistant University Counsel
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Office of Legal Affairs
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8020
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-7481 (phone)
(912) 478-7488 (fax)

From: J.K. Trotter

Ms. Culpepper,

Thank you for the update. I will look out for your email later today.

J.K. Trotter

From: records Records

Good afternoon,

Due to the volume of records responsive to your request, I estimate 3-4
hours of review/redaction time, for a total estimated charge of
$90.00-120.00. Please reply indicating whether you agree to the estimated
charge.

Respectfully,

Amber
--
Office of Legal Affairs
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8020
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-7481 (phone)
(912) 478-7488 (fax)

From: J.K. Trotter

Ms. Culpepper,

I agree to the estimated charge of $90-$120 for my open records request.

Do you have an estimate for when the request will be completed?

Thanks very much,
J.K. Trotter

From: records Records

Thank you. I estimate that these records will be available by close of
business on July 31. Please let me know if there are questions or concerns
in the meantime. Thank you!
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Office of Legal Affairs
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8020
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-7481 (phone)
(912) 478-7488 (fax)

From: records Records

Good morning, Mr. Trotter,

I apologize for the delayed response to your request, but Ms. Culpepper is
out of the office for an extended period so I have been asked to assist
you. I was able to get the documentation, but it is approximately 700
pages in length and I must review and redact any information from it that
is exempted from the Open Records Act, e.g., identifiable student
information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Accordingly, I anticipate having our response to you no later than the end
of this week. Once again, I apologize for the unexpected delay and
appreciate your understanding. Please feel free to contact me if you have
any questions or concerns.

Respectfully,
Geoffrey V. Carson
Associate University Attorney
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Office of Legal Affairs
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8020
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-7481 (phone)
(912) 478-7488 (fax)

From: records Records

Good afternoon, Mr. Trotter,

Due to the large file size, I am mailing you a CD of the documents you
requested, and the cost of production for your request is $108. You may
pay via check or money order payable to "Georgia Southern University" and
mailed to the PO Box listed at the bottom of this email. Please be advised
that home addresses and telephone numbers, personal email addresses, and
cellular telephone numbers were redacted from these documents in accordance
with O.C.G.A. Sections 50-18-72(a)(20) and (21). Furthermore, identifiable
student information was redacted in accordance with the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA; 20 USC 1232g). Please let me know if you
would prefer that I mail the records to an address other than the
Somerville, MA address listed in your email, and let me know if you have
any further questions or concerns.

Respectfully,
Geoffrey V. Carson
Associate University Attorney
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Office of Legal Affairs
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8020
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-7481 (phone)
(912) 478-7488 (fax)

From: Georgia Southern University

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $108.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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