SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Mayor Kevin Johnson could be in court on Friday over emails requested from a local newspaper more than a year ago.

The Sacramento News and Review filed a public records request last July for the emails and says Johnson still hasn’t released all of them.

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Johnson’s now suing to keep them private.

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At question is how the mayor spent time and taxpayer money in his plan to take over the National Conference of Black Mayors.

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It is unclear if Johnson will be in court on Friday, or just his attorney.