INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Vice President Mike Pence is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to let him
keep secret some documents emailed to him while he was the stateís governor.
The request comes
after an Indianapolis lawyer earlier this month sought the overturning of a
state appeals court decision denying access to emails sent to Pence in 2014
in which a staffer for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott outlined a legal
strategy for challenging then-President Barack Obamaís executive order on
The appeals court
ruled the documents are privileged attorney-client communications.
Pence lawyer Joseph
Chapelle argues in a Friday court filing that requiring the release of such
documents would interfere with the governorís decision making.
The state supreme
court hasnít yet decided whether it will consider the appeal.