Colorado lawmakers are pushing several bills this year that seek to limit government surveillance — proposals that have gained momentum in the wake of revelations about federal collection of phone and email records.
The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled records of official cellphone calls made by former Gov. Bill Ritter made while in office are not public records.
An attorney for The Denver Post says that if former Gov. Bill Ritter doesn’t have to release a list of business calls he made on his personal cellphone while in office, it will provide a recipe for public officials to conduct government business in secret.