The Motor City's embattled mayor, who is embroiled in a scandal in which text-messaging triggered criminal charges against him, is seeking refuge in a recent federal appeals court ruling in California. Jim Parkman, one of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's lawyers, is banking on a 9th Circuit ruling last month that a wireless phone company violated federal law when it released a police officer's text messages -- some of them sexually explicit -- to his employer.
Embattled Mayor Seeks Refuge in 'Texting' Case
The National Law Journal
July 21, 2008