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A panel of citizens that will help the City of Chester select its new police chief will legally have to hold open meetings, according to an opinion from the South Carolina Press Association, which advocates for open government.
Occasonally, it is necessary for the Tri-County Times to seek documents and information using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The ability to use the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) to access records from governmental agencies has existed since 1967.
Now, after over a year since the FWP's announcement, the report on Scarface's shooting has been released via a Freedom of Information Act request. According to the synopsis, a Special Agent with the FWP received a tip regarding a grizzly shooting ...
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - A former Plymouth Township elected official and a failed trustee candidate are considering legal action after their appeal on costs relative to Freedom of Information Act requests were recently denied by the township board.
The South Carolina National Action Network is seeking video that the organization and Colleton County resident Michael Wiegand believe will show evidence of ...
In 1996, Congress passed the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments, which added expedited processing of certain requests under FOIA. One of these qualifying situations applies when 1) the party requesting records is primarily engaged in ...
Despite this, the Agency continues to try to thwart new FOIA requests on the subject. One recent request on documents pertaining to the Soviet's research into mind control researched a GLOMAR response, despite the fact that material on the subject has ...
A Fort Smith resident is suing Fort Smith, alleging that city officials violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Fort Smith attorney Joey McCutchen is ...
Recently enacted improvements to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act should help. We are proud and grateful that state Rep. Weston Newton, a Republican from Bluffton and former 10-year chairman of the Beaufort County Council, played a major ...
A Department of Veterans Affairs official has taken the novel step of filing a Freedom of Information Act request against her own VA department in order to learn what a whistleblower has been saying about her.
The Justice Department was ridiculed by twitter users overnight after responding to a FOIA request from the nonpartisan anti-Trump group filed targeting the lawsuit "Washington v. Trump" with documents misspelled to read "Washington v. Tramp.
Property of the People, as part of its Operation 45 transparency and accountability project, wants the FBI to hand over anything in its files on Trump from June 14, ...
On 16 June 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation notified us that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for memos that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote after one-on-one meetings with President Donald Trump had been denied.
A Department of Veterans Affairs official has taken the novel step of filing a Freedom of Information Act request against her own VA department in order to learn what a whistleblower has been saying about her.
That's according to documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the civil-rights warriors at the ACLU and the EFF.
In the complaint, Mary Yordon, president of the Norwalk Federation of teachers, alleges the Board of education and its finance Committee violated the state's Freedom of Information Act three times through actions taken in advance of a June 8 Finance ...
Buzzfeed said it had requested the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. At least one of the memos Comey mentioned during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 is unclassified, the report said.
... FOIA request for the memos, the FBI has not provided either the documents or a reason to withhold them, according to the lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the District Of Columbia.
MORGANTOWN - A lawsuit claiming Morgantown officials mishandled Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests has been resolved after the city agreed to release thousands of emails.
When the public submits a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records, it needs to be clear to everyone that the law is what outlines what is or is not obtainable and under what time frame it is to be provided.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently issued a significant decision addressing the interplay between a confidentiality provision in the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), known as "Exemption 4," and a conflicting public disclosure ...
Judge: Fort Smith school Board Unintentionally Violated FOIA. A judge has ruled that a western Arkansas school board unintentionally violated the Freedom of Information Act last year when members proposed a new slate of officers by email. June 14, 2017 ...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A judge on Tuesday ruled the Fort Smith school District violated the Freedom of Information Act, court records state.
For the third time, the Department of Defense is asking Congress to enact a new exemption from the Freedom of Information Act for certain military tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP), as well as rules of engagement, that are sensitive but ...
FORT SMITH (KFSM) - A Sebastian County Circuit Court ruled that the Fort Smith school Board violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, according to a press release from Fort Smith attorney Joey McCutchen. "The undisputed facts establish a ...
Last year, on the 50th anniversary of FOIA, a veteran media lawyer concluded in a law review article that Mr. Nader had been proved right over time.
The legislative proposals tweak what information can be shared through the Freedom of Information Act to exempt military tactics, techniques, procedures and rules of engagement.
It's a two-step process: Paste the request of your Freedom of Information Act request into FOIA Predictor's text field, then select the government agency you're requesting the documents from.
Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Homeland Security for records related to the suspension of reports naming sanctuary cities that don't comply with ...
... to account. The OLC memo goes on to state that "the Executive Branch has historically exercised its discretion in determining whether and how to respond [to requests from non-Chairmen]," and has often only provided information that would be ...
On May 30, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit decided the case of Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. EPA.
The Freedom of Information Act turned 50 last year. It is usually associated with political and national defense stories, but is also used in business journalism.
Newton's comments came this week after the state Legislature voted to amend South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act. The Bluffton ... Efforts to allow FOIA disputes to be handled in magistrate courts did make it into the approved version of the bill.
PRINCETON - In order to let readers know about the collective bargaining agreement between the union employees at the Bureau County Courthouse and the Bureau County Board, the Bureau County Republican filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ...
It states in 2015, InTouch Magazine filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Springdale police Department for the molestation documents.
It states in 2015, InTouch Magazine filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Springdale police Department for the molestation documents.
Margie Bright Matthews of Colleton County for the second year objected to establishment of the Office of Freedom of Information Act Review based on cost and her assessment that people in her district cannot afford to go to Columbia to argue an FOIA matter.
A Forum on Law, rights, and U.S. National Security.
Not to be lost, however, is the importance of the changes to every South Carolinian. The FOIA is not a law for journalists only.
The change comes following a March Freedom of Information Act request filed with the city by a relative of the campaign chairman assisting Maloney's opponent in the 2017 mayoral race.
Based on the title of the file, it appears that Testor open their FOIA with palpable excitement: "This is our first official Freedom of Information Act request." The request seems to have then been forwarded to Lockheed with a coversheet that ...
Sturge filed the lawsuit last month after the JLSC failed to respond to his requests under the Freedom of Information Act, for details of the selection process used for the appointments of former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, magistrate Avason ...
Jack Burman, a conspiracy theorist and D.C. lobbyist, wants police records from the Seth Rich murder inquiry.
In a unanimous decision, a state appellate court in Illinois recently ordered a public college's fundraising organization to release records in its possession pursuant to a state Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA," a.k.a. "sunshine law") request. In ...
(Washington, DC) More than 250 FOIA lawsuits have been filed against the Trump administration since the President's Jan. 20, 2017, inauguration - a 27 percent increase from last year and a 61 percent increase compared to the same timeframe following ...
As if the illegal hiring of an attorney by this board and State's Attorney, covered in this article, is not troubling enough, the fact these people are not complying with our Freedom of Information Act should tell us all it's high time to think long ...
In this Jan. 30, 2017 photo, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley speaks at the GM-Honda Next Generation Fuel Cell news conference in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya).
Our producer discovered an FBI file on her grandfather. What if they compiled a file on you? Here's how they'd do ...
The Freedom of Information Act, often known as FOIA, has been used by journalists, activists, and private citizens to get access to federal government records since it went into effect in 1967.


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