New documents released this week have unearthed a shocking discovery about the relationship between the FBI and Best Buy's Geek Squad repair agents. After filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last year, the Electronic Frontier...Show More Summary
This is from a few weeks ago : Emails and text messages sent and received by Chicago aldermen on their personal accounts and devices generally may not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a Cook County judge...Show More Summary
Kushner’s office “ignored” Freedom of Information Act requests, an attorney for Food & Water Watch said.
It’s a common gripe among reporters and government watchdogs that the federal government seems to ignore, stall on, or wrongly deny their requests for government records. Requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) are piling up at federal agencies, and federal courts are contending with a spike in FOIA litigation as the media and […]
ENJOY YOUR CRUMBS, PEASANTS: $20 Billion Hidden in the Swamp: Feds Redact 255,000 Salaries. Recently, Open the Books filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (pictured) for all federal employee names, titles, agencies, salaries, and bonus information. We’ve captured and posted online this data for the past 11 […]
Watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the DOJ in order to obtain records from the FBI connected to former Director James Comey's $2 million book deal, after the agency failed to respond...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) CNN, USA Today, the Daily Caller, Judicial Watch and other outlets brought a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI to obtain copies of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote to document his conversations with President Trump. Show More Summary
Watchdog group Judicial Watch released 42 pages of heavily redacted State Department documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which reveal that the Obama State Department provided Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) aShow More Summary
SURPRISE! JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REFUSES TO RELEASE MUELLER’S BUDGET REQUEST: Of course you’re not surprised. Judicial Watch submitted the Freedom of Information Act request for documents for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s budget. No can...Show More Summary
It’s been a long time coming but as of 1 January 2018, we have been able to understand the workings of the ACT Government much better, with some of the country’s most comprehensive Freedom of Information (FOI) laws coming into effect from the beginning of the new year. These new laws have been designed to […]
Arkansas' attorney general says the terms of the buyout of fired Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema's contract is subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act and can be released. … Click to Continue »
In January, Uber settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it misled drivers about how much money they could make on the platform. But in a letter obtained by Gizmodo under the Freedom of Information Act, Uber argued that drivers were fundamentally at fault for earning less than the advertised rates because they were choosing not to drive enough. More »
A top executive has submitted at least 40 Freedom of Information Act requests targeting employees known to be questioning management at the E.P.A.
THE HILL: Conservative group sues FBI for records on agent dismissed from Mueller probe. “A conservative watchdog group said Thursday that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request into the FBI’s removal and reassignment of a top counterintelligence official from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team probing Russian meddling in the U.S. election. […]
A Freedom of Information Act request from the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch revealed emails sent to former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from several Justice Department employees. One of the emails from a prominent...Show More Summary
Mice! Cockroaches! A display case for coins! If politicians asking for new toilet seats interests you, look no further than this year's White House maintenance requests, brought to you by the Freedom of Information Act. In 2017, officials sent in hundreds of service requests for modifications, repairs, and pest problems in the White House. Show More Summary
Sir Robert Menzies was Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, first holding office at the beginning of World War II from 1939 until 1941, and then again from 1949 until 1966. And thanks to a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, we now know a bit about how the CIA viewed this legend of Australian politics. More »
Documents released from a Freedom of Information Act request show that Interior Department employees were forced to spend some of their staff hours coordinating travel for Lolita Zinke, wife of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, when she accompanied him on government business trips. According to a...
The Supreme Court will decide whether California’s Reproductive FACT Act violates clinics’ freedom of speech.
Stockholders’ attorneys say Chipotle Mexican Grill and federal officials knew about multiple foodborne illness outbreaks linked to the restaurant chain in 2014-15, but did not inform the public. Using Freedom of Information Act requests,...Show More Summary