Sanford’s electronic devices were being searched in 2019 and 2020 for potential child pornography.
Last November — the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that some documents that are part of the investigation should be released, but not search warrants.
In a new filing Monday, Sanford’s attorney Marty Jackley is pushing back against renewed attempts from the Argus Leader & ProPublica to unseal those search warrants.
The new filing also argues that Sanford’s email account was hacked, in a scam attempt to wire thousands of dollars. That led to the child pornography investigation.