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Tag Archives: Freedom of Information Act

Government hacking documents sought under FOIA

A group of non-profit organizations are suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several other federal agencies to get detailed information about law enforcement computer hacking techniques that they claim invade the privacy of law-abiding citizens. The complaint was initially ...

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2nd Circuit: Targeted killings memos can be kept secret

NEW YORK — The U.S. government can keep secret various memos related to its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, a federal appeals court said in a decision unsealed Monday. The U.S. Court of ...

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Second Circuit — Freedom of Information Act: Cook v. Nat’ Archives & Records Admin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Freedom of Information Act Invasion of Privacy Exemption Cook v. Nat’ Archives & Records Admin 13-1228-cv Judges Leval, Pooler and Chin Background: The plaintiff appeals from the dismissal of his complaint pursuant ...

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Second Circuit — Freedom of Information Act: The New York Times Company v. United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Freedom of Information Act Exemptions — Legal Analysis — Waiver The New York Times Company v. United States 13-422-cv Judges Newman, Cabranes and Pooler Background: The plaintiff appealed from the dismissal of ...

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Second Circuit — Freedom of Information Act: Brennan Center for Justice v. Department of Justice

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Freedom of Information Act Deliberative Process Exemption Brennan Center for Justice v. Department of Justice 11-4599 Judges Calabresi, Sack and Hall Background: The defendant appealed from the grant of summary judgment in ...

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Witnesses: Open records law still difficult to use

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Freedom of Information Act remains an unwieldy and inefficient tool for obtaining government records despite President Barack Obama's promise to reinvigorate the law and improve his administration's transparency, experts told the Senate on Tuesday.

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Freedom of Information: Matter of Capital Newspapers Division of the Hearst Corp. v. City of Albany

New York State Court of Appeals Freedom of Information Matter of Capital Newspapers Division of the Hearst Corp. v. City of Albany No. 126 Appealed from the Third Department Background: At issue on appeal is whether gun tags are personnel ...

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