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ACLU Sues New Jersey Over Withheld Ebola Protocol Documents

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state to get documents related to how the Christie administration developed its policies and protocols for handling Ebola.

The group's New Jersey chapter says it filed the lawsuit late Monday in state Superior Court, after the state Health Department rejected a request made last October under the state's Open Public Records Act.

The ACLU is seeking emails and other correspondence from specific department officials that contained several key words, including Ebola, EVD, quarantine, isolation or screening. It also wants correspondence with county health departments.

Their request was rejected Jan. 14. The group says it was told its request was overly broad and required research.

A health department spokeswoman declined comment Tuesday, saying the department does not comment on pending litigation.

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