When 11 of Mitt Romney’s aides bought their state-issued hard drives and wiped e-mails and other documents from state servers as his term as governor drew to a close, they made two things clear: First, the Romney team went to extraordinary lengths to avoid surprises or embarrassments in a future presidential campaign. Second, the relevant laws in Massachusetts aren’t strong enough to guarantee citizens the ability to see material that is produced by public officials and is clearly relevant to the public interest.
For more from BostonGlobe.com, sign up or log in below
Access the full articles and quality reporting of The Boston Globe at BostonGlobe.com
Unlimited Access to BostonGlobe.com for 4 weeks for only 99¢.
Get FREE access as part of your print subscription.
Click to continue reading this article or to log in to BostonGlobe.com.