A judge has ruled that none of the text messages recovered from of Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump’s cell phone is a public record, Capitol Media Services’ Howard Fischer reported March 25 in the Arizona Daily Star.

After examining several hundred text messages that Stump deleted from a state-owned cell phone, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Randall Warner said only 36 of them occurred within dates sought by Checks and Balances attorney Dan Barr, Fischer starlogo3reported.

Read Fischer’s story here.

Unrelated to this matter, Barr, of the Phoenix law firm of Perkins Coie, LLC, is also counsel to the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona.