n New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine is fighting in court to keep secret e-mails with ex-girlfriend Carla Katz, who is the leader of a powerful union representing thousands of state workers.

n The Detroit Free Press sought access to text messages sent between Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty. So far, the city has denied the request, but the paper got 14,000 text messages on Beatty’s city-issued pager from 2002 and 2003 through other measures it hasn’t specified that unleashed a sexually charged text-messaging scandal.

n A Texas district attorney resigned after dozens of pornographic, racist and political e-mails that were on his office computer were released by a federal judge. Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal’s e-mails included love notes to his secretary and campaign strategy.

n In San Francisco officials refused to release text messages to and from Mayor Gavin Newsom after a freighter spilled fuel into San Francisco Bay in November.

n In Wyoming, The Associated Press obtained e-mails showing youngsters sentenced to jail time intermingled with and beat up youth undergoing drug and alcohol treatment at a privately run facility.

n The Missoulian of Missoula, Mont., secured e-mails showing city council members last summer were holding private side conversations during public meetings.

n In North Dakota, The AP obtained e-mails detailing a $150,000 severance package paid to the state’s former worker compensation director when he was fired and his plans to sue the state to recover attorneys’ fees he spent defending himself against three felony charges.

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