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All of a Sudden, Liberal Media Wants White House Visitor Logs under Trump Administration

The Trump administration released twenty-two names to advocacy groups, which had sued the Trump administration in court over Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on knowing who visited the Trump Organization-owned Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The names were people who were a part of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visiting delegation during his visit with Trump. […]

Across US, lawmakers chip away at public's access to records

In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to … Click to Continue »

Federal Government Pays Rack Rate to Stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

A freedom of information act request unearthed a copy of a receipt for a government official’s two night stay at President Trump’s private club Mar-a-lago, sometimes referred to as the ‘Winter White House’ where Trump traveled seven times since his inauguration. Continue reading Federal Government Pays Rack Rate to Stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago...

Fort Smith officials advised to reject lawsuit settlement

City leaders in northwest Arkansas have been advised to reject a settlement in a lawsuit that accuses them of violating the Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business in … Click to Continue »

Ex-treasurer appeals FOIA ruling to Delaware Supreme Court

Former state treasurer Chip Flowers is taking a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against former Gov. Jack Markell to the Delaware Supreme Court. Attorneys for Flowers filed a notice of … Click to Continue »

Guantanamo Bay’s video game selection is better than you’d expect

When you file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, you should be prepared to wait. There’s nothing efficient about the system enacted in 1966. And when you’re requesting a detailed breakdown of the video games housed in Guantanamo Bay’s library, you should be prepared to wait a little longer. Show More Summary

Emails Suggest UVA Police Overlooked White Supremacist Groups During Unite The Right Rally

Read the University of Virginia's police chief's emails regarding the "Unite the Right" rally, obtained by Shadowproof under the Freedom of Information Act. The post Emails Suggest UVA Police Overlooked White Supremacist Groups During Unite The Right Rally appeared first on Shadowproof.

Gil Scott-Heron’s FBI File

ShadowProof has obtained 28 pages of FBI records regarding Gil Scott-Heron under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Born in Scott-Heron was a renowned African-American activist, poet and recording artist, perhaps most famous for his 1974 album, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. Show More Summary

Fort Smith officials to receive FOIA training

A prosecuting attorney won't press charges against officials of a western Arkansas city who he says violated the Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business in emails. Prosecutor Dan … Click to Continue »

Prosecutor says Fort Smith officials violated FOIA law

A prosecutor says officials of a western Arkansas city violated the Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business in emails. Prosecutor Dan Shue said in a letter to the … Click to Continue »

Michigan response to NJ.com FOIA: “there is no roster” or scholarship list

Earlier this month, NJ.com (the website for the NJ Advance Media collection of papers) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to try and obtain Michigan’s football roster to include in their list of Big Ten football players from New Jersey. Show More Summary

Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton may have used a government plane to watch the eclipse

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) filed a Freedom of Information Act requesting "the justification for [Treasury] Secretary Mnuchin's use of a government plane, rather than a commercial flight, for a trip...Show More Summary

Attorney files second lawsuit against Fort Smith

An attorney has filed a second lawsuit against officials in Fort Smith, saying they violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act by discussing city business in emails. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette … Click to Continue »

Group Wants Base's Faith-Based Leadership Summit Investigated

An advocacy group has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents pertaining to a faith-based summit held this week.

People who care about animal welfare are demanding information from USDA

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Logs show a spike in Freedom of Information Act requests for records that were removed from an online database earlier this year.

Judge rules against former treasurer in governor FOIA spat

A Delaware judge has ruled against former state treasurer Chip Flowers in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against former Gov. Jack Markell. In Tuesday's ruling, the judge said Markell's … Click to Continue »

Collusion: On Tarmac-Gate, Obama DOJ Finds National Reporters Eager to 'Put It to Rest'

The Right Scoop blog reports a new email dump from the FBI via a Freedom of Information Act request by the American Center for Law and Justice reveals what appears to be collusion between the media and Obama’s Justice Department to squash...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 08.03.17

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

You can shake a female co-worker's hand and not get cooties, I promise. [Adequate Man] Why did you decide to go to law school? [Corporette] A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed the stunning way the Department of Homeland Security ordered its agents to treat Congresspeople and lawyers in the aftermath of the travel ban. Show More Summary

REVEALED: Homeland Security ordered agents to ignore congresspeople seeking answers during travel ban rollout

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Freedom of Information Act request submitted by The Daily Beast reveals that in the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Homeland Security ordered Customs and Border Patrol agents to not speak to congresspeople and treat incoming calls from lawyers “like protest.” The FOIA...

The War on the Freedom of Information Act

A conservative group is resisting congressional efforts to kneecap FOIA.

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