Doe v. Alaska Superior Ct., Third Jud. Dist

In Doe v. Alaska Superior Ct., Third Jud. Dist. (Ala. 1986) 721 P.2d 617 evaluated whether letters and postcards sent by constituents, which presumably contained private identifying information analogous to telephone numbers, were confidential and not subject to disclosure under a government records request. The court rejected the argument that privacy interests barred disclosure, reasoning that although a citizen "has a fundamental right to freely communicate his or her views to a public official concerning a public issue, . . . we do not believe that Alaska's privacy amendment was intended to guarantee the confidentiality of such communications or permit citizens to escape responsibility for comments so expressed." ( Id. at p. 629.)