Maybe it happened in person. Or by phone. Or through email. Kerwin Olson wanted to know how the incoming president of the United States struck a deal to save the jobs of hundreds of workers in his city – seemingly ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Federal agencies are struggling to keep up with the growing number of requests for public information, raising questions in Congress about the Obama administration’s dedication to transparency. The backlog of unfulfilled requests for documents has doubled since President ...
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – FOIA – National Security Exemption Center for Constitutional Rights v. Central Intelligence Agency 13-3684-cv Judges Cabranes, Carney and Droney Background: The appellant sought disclosure pursuant to a Freedom of Information ...Read More »
Freedom of information advocates are calling for legislation to rein in federal government agencies while oversight offices counter that improvements are being made. The federal system to handle Freedom of Information Act requests is “terribly, terribly broken,” according to David ...Read More »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Insiders at the Homeland Security Department warned for months that senior Obama administration appointees were improperly delaying the releases of government files on politically sensitive topics as sought by citizens, journalists and watchdog groups ...Read More »
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.Read More »