Stories tagged: Freedom of Information Act
Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Obama’s final year: U.S. spent $36 million in records lawsuits
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom …
Mon., April 21, 2014, 9:45 a.m.
N.Y. court: U.S. must release targeted killings memo
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because …
Mon., July 25, 2011, 3:42 p.m.
Congress gets involved after Indian Island court ruling
Congress is weighing into conflicts over military secrets and questions about when people have a right to know if nearby federal facilities pose a deadly threat. New legislation follows a …
Mon., March 7, 2011, 9 a.m.
High court rules against government in open records case
The Supreme Court today 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 …
Tue., May 11, 2010
Editorial: Welcome bills push online public information
The good thing about the federal Freedom of Information Act is that it declares the kind of clarity about government operations that citizens require if they’re going to make a …