Merit Investigation Court Ruling

A court ruling will allow merit system investigators to copy computer hard drives seized from Governor Ernie Fletcher's office.

But Franklin Circuit Judge William Graham says the attorney general's office and the governor’s office will have to work out what documents are relevant.

The governor claims some records contain policy initiatives and have nothing to do with personnel practices.

Deputy Attorney General Pierce White blames the objections as an attempt to delay the investigation.

A lawyer for the administration says the governor and other agencies are working to provide information to investigators.

Documents have been turned over to the grand jury.