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|20 hours 27 min ago||This one time||
I moved to Ann Arbor and installed a spread-to run offense and a 3-3-5 defense. Man. Good times.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Some may not be||
4.3.2 lists exceptions, and while none of them seem to apply on their faces, but you could make a potentially colorable argument for some emails. But if (as has been suggested) he deletes ALL of his sent mail, that would almost certainly encompass records that WERE publc records.
I didn't mean to give the impression that every scrap of paper or e-paper that Brandon ever touched would be FOIA-able. If he orders a pizza by email, that's not a public record. You can make an argument that even when Brandon is responding to an email in his capacity as an AD, he is conducting personal correspondence. It'd be an interesting case. But the suggestion here was that a general 30-day deletion period would be fine because it complied with general University record retention policies, which it clearly does not for a department director.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Wait||
Cumong man, how is it not DANTOADNIO?
|1 day 21 hours ago||So...||
Check out Section 4.3.1 (page11)
"1. Specific record groups that should be transferred to the university archives include: (a) the chair's or director's topical file and correspondence"
|2 days 8 hours ago||It's also worth noting||
That the document you cited is an interpretation from STATE government, which most decidedly does not cover the University of Michigan. State Universities are constitutionally autonomous entities which are in no way affected by statements by the Department of Management and Budget.
And beyond that, that presumes that the POLICY complies with FOIA. A government entity can't hide behind its own non-compliant policy as the basis for its compliance.
|2 days 9 hours ago||What I said||
Was that if Brandon is deleting emails for purposes of avoiding FOIA. that's almost certainly a violation of FOIA. We're still looking for UofM's Record Retention policy, but if the suggestion is that Michigan's policy allows him to delete ALL of his sent mail after 30 days, I really find that unlikely.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Eh||
Doubting is good, and there are still some fuzzy edges. But I think the part that is beyond doubt is enough to be all "I be like dang."
|2 days 15 hours ago||Just curious||
Because you don't often see attorneys poo-poo "decades-old black letter law" as if the age of the statute affects anything, or cite "state government's deletion policy" as if it is something that can trump black-letter law. Not to mention the fact that the University is a constitutionally autonomous entity that is unaffected by "state policies."
|2 days 15 hours ago||I dunno||
Baloo was the Attorney General for a few years, and he disagrees.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Where'd you get your law degree?||
And tell me how they are supposed to halt deletion immediately when they don't even process the request for a couple of weeks?
|2 days 16 hours ago||Yes||
That is exactly what I said. If you ignore a bunch of the words and rearranged some others.
They have an obligation to provide reasonable access ("A public body shall furnish a requesting person a reasonable opportunity for inspection and examination of its public records"), and an obligation to preserve those public records "A public body shall protect public records from loss, unauthorized alteration, mutilation, or destruction").
No FOIA request is fulfilled at the University of Michigan in fewer than 15 business days, and many take more than that. A 30-day deletion cycle makes record-location nearly impossible.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I didn't say they were violating the law||
I said that deleting emails to avoid FOIA was probably a violation of FOIA. And there is a solid body of evidence (beyond even what is addressed in Brian's post) that he DOES delete emails.
And you can call me a "blogger who doesn't work in FOIA law" if you'd like, but I do have a law degree and a bar card, both of which required me to learn to be able to read a law and, like, understand it and shit.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, there is||
They have an OBLIGATION to preserve records, and to make them reasonably available to the public upon request. Regularly deleting those emails violates this obligation.
Black text, son.
|2 days 17 hours ago||My guess||
They didn't go through all the hoops to erase any trace of the emails. Instead, they just deleted he emails the way normal people would delete emails. I'd further guess that FOIA searches aren't forensic deep-dives; they are basically a glorified "Ctrl-F" of an individual's email. So while the emails may exist deep in the bowels of a backup server or cache or something, they wouldn't show up as a responsive record in a typical FOIA search.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Yeah||
|2 days 19 hours ago||For what it's worth||
Systematically deleting emails for purposes of 'clean-up' is a legal gray area. But with that, we're talking about stuff deleted much later (measured in years, or at least many months). And even then, we're usually talking about an automatic, system-wide housekeeping effort, not a manual, user-specific purge.
I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid you can't do that.
|3 days 12 hours ago||MIKE JONES||
|3 days 21 hours ago||Reminder||
With anyone else, I would point out that algorithms need, like, data. And that we haven't played any games yet, so the thing really needs some time before we can draw any conclusions.
However, this is KenPom. And we MUST NOT ANGER THE KENPOM GODS. THE RANKINGS ARE ACCURATE.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Sure||
Eight inches. Suuuuuuure.
|5 days 11 hours ago||I dunno what this is all about||
but Fire Hoke
|6 days 11 hours ago||CFB Stats||
www.cfbstats.com has a lot of good stuff. Here's long plays from scrimmage:
|6 days 18 hours ago||"You know...||
...if we try to spread the defenders out, we have a better chance of..."
|6 days 19 hours ago||Spoiler alert:||
The tactics did not really improve as we moved into WWI.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Fixed||
|6 days 19 hours ago||Glad someone caught that||
One of the best parts of that movie... though obviously it doesn't compare to BAYONEEEEEEETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|1 week 17 hours ago||#Jesus4MichiganHC||
|1 week 18 hours ago||Hyperbole||
For purposes of sussing out the distinction between "good guy" and "good at his job."
Other examples that come to mind are John L. Smith and Gil from the Simpsons.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Read "Of Mice and Men"||
Lenny is a good person. He is also not capable of running a football team.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Multiple people||
Multiple people, all of whom know people who know people, have said so. Brian, John U. Bacon, several national figures, and others have all opined on the subject, and the conclusion is pretty unanimous. And it meshes with, like, logic: no one with multiple high-level options is going to choose the lame duck AD who sits in on film sessions.
|1 week 1 day ago||DAMMIT MAN||
ONE POST DOWN HOW DID YOU NOT SEE THAT.