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High court rules vs. gov’t in open records case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the government’s broad use of an exemption in the federal Freedom of Information Act to withhold documents from the public, ruling for a Washington state resident who wants Navy maps relating to its main West Coast ammunition dump.

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Supreme Court grapples with NASA privacy questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations — even those who don’t have security clearances and don’t work on secret projects.

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