District Court Judge Makes Ruling in Cable News Network v. Blaine County
Blaine County, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Blaine County District Court Judge Robert Elgee has made a ruling that the sheriff’s office was justified in withholding court records pertaining to the Bowe Bergdahl family.
Media giant Cable News Network filed a lawsuit against the county after the sheriff’s office would not hand over information on an investigation involving the Bergdahl’s.
The county claimed the request is an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy protected under Idaho law, and the judge agreed.
In a press release from the city, Sheriff Gene Ramsey said, “We are extremely pleased that the Judge has made the legal decision to uphold the privacy protection awarded to Blaine County citizens.”