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The DNA is by no means surprised by the delays in implementing this legislation however we have watched countless members of the Prime Minister's cabinet benefit from the lack of a viable Freedom of Information Act. In its absence, the government has ...
"The continued lack of transparency from Prime Minister Christie on the secret Baha Mar deal he struck with his Chinese allies, shows the need for immediate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) legislation to be enacted in The Bahamas. The PLP government ...

According to the state Freedom of Information Commission, a hearing about the the town's handling of a Freedom of Information Act request about the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest last weekend will take place in Hartford Nov. 18. In a FOIA complaint, resident ...
All FOIA requests go through the contracted city attorney's office for review which results in costly hourly fees. "This was a cumbersome process.
As the controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system built last year, some of her top aides considered having her express regret for how the arrangement affected the State Department's handling of Freedom of Information Act requests, ...

8 election, if at all, according to a state Freedom of Information Act Commissioner. David Hunt, Penny Young and other members of the commission were in Hartford on Oct. 11 for a hearing regarding a Freedom of Information Act request filed by New ...
Corporate deception lies at the heart of modern society. People look up to government organizations to protect them from wrongful doings without realizing that Corporations have long since stolen their allegiance to the public's wellbeing.
The City of Bloomington, Illinois, is facing a lawsuit over alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA is a transparency law that's intended to give citizens insights and data about their government and allow them to access ...
Unsure how a writ of mandamus is rescinded after 18 months, the Virginia FOIA Council was asked about the procedure. FOIA council responded, "The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not set out a process for rescinding a writ of mandamus, ...
In a report and other documents obtained by Vice News via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lays out its case against rescheduling marijuana.
New documents from a Freedom of Information Act request reveal clues about what went wrong in the rebuilding effort after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Earlier this year, a federal district court judge ordered Clinton to answer a set of interrogatories (questions) from Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Answers to interrogatories are written under oath, thereby subjecting ...
Republicans are now demanding the U.S. state Department expedite their Freedom of Information Act requests on former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's time as special envoy - requests filed in late February 2015.
This page is a guide to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, with basic information about what the law entails. You can read the entire law here.
The City of Bloomington, Illinois, is facing a lawsuit over alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA is a transparency law that's intended to give citizens insights and data about their government and allow them to access ...
Corporate deception lies at the heart of modern society. People look up to government organizations to protect them from wrongful doings without realizing that corporations have long since stolen their allegiance to the public's wellbeing.
The CIA is still causing problems for Jeffrey Scudder. Scudder used to work for the CIA. He was forced out of the agency after making a FOIA request for "historical documents of long-dormant conflicts and operations" while still employed there. Perhaps ...
FOIA council responded, "The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not set out a process for rescinding a writ of mandamus, nor do I know of such a process elsewhere.
Posted 19 October 2016 By Michael Mezher. placeholder+image. In a report and other documents obtained by Vice News via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lays out its case against rescheduling marijuana.
As Haiti deals with the aftermath of another natural disaster with hurricane Matthew, new documents from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request reveal clues about what went wrong in the rebuilding effort after the country suffered an earthquake in ...
Earlier this year, a federal district court judge ordered Clinton to answer a set of interrogatories (questions) from Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Answers to interrogatories are written under oath, thereby subjecting ...
Republicans are now demanding the U.S. state Department expedite their Freedom of Information Act requests on former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's time as special envoy - requests filed in late February 2015.
A lawsuit was filed on September 30, 2016, naming the City of Bloomington as Defendant. The suit alleges the city is withholding nonexempt public records in violation of the Freedom of Information Act. Bloomington has a recent history of FOIA violations.
Mr. Flowers petitioned the Delaware Attorney General's Office over a year ago alleging the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) violated the Freedom of Information Act multiple times while handling his request for over 19,000 emails sent and received ...
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The city of Columbus has responded to WCBI's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in regards to the October 10, 2016 arrest of Mississippi state representative Kabir Karriem.
On September 27th, 2016, I filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information on a police officer soliciting a prostitute case.
Since West Virginia changed its Freedom of Information Act last spring by creating a database for entries, expanding the definition of "public information," and eliminating search fees, the process of requesting information became a lot easier.
Clinton aide Philippe Reines: "I told HRC yesterday I was going to submit FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] requests to the Rs on the committee and [Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz] etc just to trigger their offices sending me replies that Congress is exempt ...
MORGANTOWN - A clear understanding of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the way it has evolved, has been a part of Chief Circuit Judge Jay Hoke's job for years.
Kevin and Rich Gates, acting as principals of the energy trading company STS Energy Partners, filed FOIA requests seeking documents related to investigations by FERC's Office of Enforcement into two other energy trading companies, Oceanside Energy and ...
How the FOIA Wiki can help journalists access information, media censorship in Kashmir and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Outside the hearing room, State Inspector General June Jennings and Staci Henshaw, who represented the Auditor of Public Accounts in this meeting, both said the change wasn't a major priority.
Or is that just what they want us to believe? Washington Free Beacon reporter Lachlan Markey recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the DOE for their internal correspondence related to Stranger Things. What he got in return - as he ...
British authorities have a reputation for keeping incredibly tight-lipped about surveillance, especially when asked to release even basic details of programs or technologies under the Freedom of Information Act. But a lot more goes on behind the scenes ...
The site is a collaborative platform where people can read and contribute information about the Freedom of Information Act.
San Francisco (CN) - Immigration attorneys and their clients have settled claims with U.S. Customs and Border Protection over thousands of unanswered Freedom of Information Act requests. Led by Glendale attorney Meredith Brown, a proposed class of ...
There are three recent FOIA decisions of interest to Michigan Municipalities. In Competitive Enterprise Institute v OSTP, the DC Circuit held that work-related emails on a government official's private email server are public records under the federal ...
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, FOIA users must be geniuses. Fee categories. Pre-determination agency actions.
A new tool launched on Monday seeks to work as both a resource and a collaborative space for people using the Freedom of Information Act. FOIA Wiki, from the Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press, includes details on FOIA exemptions and fees, ...
Meanwhile, the watchdog group revealed on Thursday that the FBI had no plans to question Clinton's aides in its "half-baked" email investigation until it was clear that Judicial Watch was going to, and then the FBI used JW's own redacted FOIA documents ...
We applaud Lapeer County's state Rep. Gary Howell and his House colleagues who voted in favor of a package of 10 bills (House Bills 5469 through 5478) last month to finally expand Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include the governor's ...
Based on the FOIA responses EFF has received, it does not appear that a single federal agency with the power to classify documents has ever taken advantage of ROCA's cash incentives program.
But even in 2016, as the FOIA law turns 50 years old and as government communications move onto digital platforms, reporters continue to be frustrated by delays and stonewalling, and officials continue to feel overwhelmed by the volume of requests ...
Curious about what criteria the CIA have for determining if they "can neither confirm nor deny" something? So did Jason Smathers, who back in 2010 filed one of MuckRock's earliest requests for exactly that.
WXYZ Detroit - Just one word can do a lot to help restore the public's trust in Michigan government. That word is: TRANSPARENCY!


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