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Here's What The CIA Thought Of Australia's Anti-Communist Prime Minister, Robert Menzies

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 »      

FOIA’d emails show Interior Dept. staffers are frustrated about having to coordinate Sec. Zinke’s wife’s travel

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Can California Require Anti-Abortion Clinics to Provide Abortion Information?

The Supreme Court will decide whether California’s Reproductive FACT Act violates clinics’ freedom of speech.

Chipotle stockholders’ suit says company, CDC kept secrets

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

The FBI's Nikola Tesla files

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The FBI published 160 pages of its files on inventor Nikola Tesla last year, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request. It's gone viral, perhaps due to the slavering anticipation of the forthcoming JFK Assassination files release.[via] Yes to Peace Rays!

HRC FOIAs Trump Administration Letter to Russian Foreign Minister on Anti-LGBTQ Chechen Attacks

Today, HRC announced it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of State for all records regarding a letter that Secretary Tillerson reportedly sent earlier this summer to Russian Foreign Minister...Show More Summary

Migrant group accuses federal government of targeting them

A Vermont-based immigration advocacy group is accusing the federal government of targeting activists for deportation based on political activism. The lawsuit was filed under the Freedom of Information Act in … Click to Continue »

NOT THE ONION: Legal Group Files FOIA Request For “Information On Whether President Trump Is A Moron”

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Law Newz reports: On Thursday, a legal group filed three separate Freedom of Information Act requests to learn if President Donald Trump is a “moron” and must be removed under the 25th Amendment. Seriously, that’s how they titled their...Show More Summary

Private Government Emails in the FOIA Era

FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted to shine light on government activities for public review. Indeed, for our democracy to function effectively, those who govern must be accountable to those they......

Secret Service says there is 'no system for keeping track of Presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago'

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Politico is reporting that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request asking for transparency on who has logged visits to Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s “winter White House,” got an extraordinary response from the Secret Service. Responding...Show More Summary

E.P.A. Chief’s Calendar: A Stream of Industry Meetings and Trips Home

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The calendar of Scott Pruitt, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, shows fine dining with officials from companies he regulates but few meetings with environmentalists.

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2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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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

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