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The War on the Freedom of Information Act

A conservative group is resisting congressional efforts to kneecap FOIA.

REVEALED: Secret Clinton-era Ken Starr memo provides blueprint for indicting President Trump

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Pulitzer Prize New York Times journalist used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain a 56-page legal memo which concludes a sitting President can be indicted. The Times reports that the legal memo, “amounts to the most thorough government-commissioned analysis rejecting a generally...

ACLU Sues Four Federal Agencies For Plans On How They’ll Implement Trump’s “Religious Liberty” Order

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against four federal agencies demanding documents from the Trump administration that provide clarity on how the administration plans to implement its ‘religious freedom’ executive order. Show More Summary

Sessions Releases Transcript Of Address To Hate Group, Promised Coming “Guidance” On Religious Liberty

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Not long after Right Wing Watch announced that they had filed a Freedom Of Information Act demand for the transcript of Jeff Sessions’ speech to the extremist anti-LGBT group Alliance Defending Freedom, his full address appeared on the conservative site The Federalist. Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Claimed He Never Met Foreign Officials on a Key Security Form

A page from the attorney general’s documents, used to apply for a security clearance, were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Unpublished ICE Memo Allows Arrests of Non-Criminal Immigrants Who Trump Did Not Prioritize

A new document received by ProPublica under a Freedom of Information Act request demonstrates that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has adopted a policy that conflicts with both President Trump’s executive order (EO) and public Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines on immigration enforcement. Show More Summary

Prison Publication Will Get BOP Documents And $420K

Fourteen years ago, the nonprofit monthly magazine Prison Legal News filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking the Federal Bureau of Prisons for documentation of how much money the BOP had paid out over an approximately seven-and-a-half-year...Show More Summary

The FBI's Gary Gygax file calls the original Dungeon Master "eccentric and frightening"

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Reason Magazine's C.J. Ciaramella filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI for the Bureau's file on TSR, the company that E Gary Gygax founded when he created Dungeons and Dragons (now a division of Hasbro). (more…)

Inmates fly mobile phones, drugs and porn into jail — via drone

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Documents obtained by USA TODAY through a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered more than a dozen attempts to transport contraband — including mobile phones, drugs and porn — into federal prisons during the past five years.        

U.S. Dept. of Education sued for ignoring request for info on sexual harassment investigations

This morning, the National Women’s Law Center shared some big news: they just sued the Department of Education for failing to answer a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents that’d reveal the department’s enforcement...Show More Summary

Judge: Fort Smith School Board unintentionally violated FOIA

A judge has ruled that a western Arkansas school board unintentionally violated the Freedom of Information Act when members proposed a new slate of officers by email. Sebastian County Circuit … Click to Continue »

We just sued the Department of Education. Here’s why.

What does the Department of Education have to hide? We’re suing because we worry it’s quite a lot. In January, my colleagues at the National Women’s Law Center and I filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act, the federal law that gives us all the right to documents created by our government (with […]

Attorneys in open-record lawsuit aim to bar Arkansas firm

An attorney for a northwestern Arkansas college says a motion to bar his firm from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the school is harassment. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2s1nTgQ … Click to Continue »

Why Is Access To Public Records Still So Frustratingly Complicated?

Even with the Freedom of Information Act, requesting government records remains an arduous process—especially compared to the efficiency of the legal world. Earlier this month, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wrote to the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanding former FBI director James Comey’s notes of conversations with President Trump. Read Full Story

We Got Prince's FBI File

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI for any files it might have on the music legend. After months of delays—we were originally told that it… Read more...

Libertarian Party Infiltrated by Goverment Spies

I found the below comment, posted on April 23, 2017 by "Andy" over at Independent Political Report, to be both interesting and unnerving:I know that one FIOA [Freedom of Information Act] request was done by 1978 LP candidate for Governor of California, and 1980 candidate for President, Ed Clark. Show More Summary

We’re Seeking the Public Release of the Comey Memos Under the Freedom of Information Act

The public has a right to know whether the president improperly sought to end an FBI investigation. The ACLU today sought the public release of memos reportedly prepared by former FBI Director James Comey that describe his conversations with President Trump. Show More Summary

Why Did Tyson Chickens Have Plastic Bands Embedded in Their Bodies?

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, PETA obtained the disturbing photographs. The post Why Did Tyson Chickens Have Plastic Bands Embedded in Their Bodies? appeared first on PETA.

Judicial Watch Sues for FBI Records on UK ‘Trump Dossier’

This is the fifth Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit related to the surveillance, unmasking, and illegal leaking targeting President Trump and his associates. This post Judicial Watch Sues for FBI Records on UK ‘Trump Dossier’ appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

ACLU files Freedom of Information Act request seeking records on firing of FBI Director James Comey

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Monday seeking all records related to President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Read moreLinking Blogs | Comments

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