Newspaper Uses FOIA to Get List of 243 Blocked Websites Someone Tried to Access on Judge's Account
Someone using an Illinois judge’s county computer account tried to access 243 porn websites during a six-month period in 2010 and 2011, including chubbyparade.com and hugeheavybreasts.com.
The Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of blocked websites using the Freedom of Information Act. Most of the website names “can’t be printed in a family newspaper,” the newspaper says.
A county’s porn filter blocked the websites. Someone tried to access them at the courthouse in Joliet, Ill., using the account of Judge Joseph Polito of Will County, the story says. Chief Judge Gerald Kinney has referred the findings to the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board and apologized “for any embarrassment this incident has caused.”
Kinney had refused to release the blocked websites until Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wrote an opinion that the list wasn’t exempt from release as a judicial record. Polito did not respond to a request for comment by the Sun-Times.