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Tag Archives: Freedom of Information Act

ACLU sues ICE for records about Harford Co. detention program (access required)

The ACLU of Maryland filed a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday seeking details about Harford County's implementation of a program to detain arrested individuals for immigration screening.

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U.S. won’t reveal records on health website security

Marilyn Tavenner

After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

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Megan McArdle: What’s FOIA for? Not to chill free speech

Two University of Virginia students have filed a Freedom of Information Act request for professor Douglas Laycock's emails and other correspondence. The intent does not seem to be to actually gain information, but rather to punish the law professor for supporting legal causes that they view as inimical to gay rights.

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Coast Guard seizes journalist’s notes during search at Md. home

WASHINGTON — A Coast Guard investigator accompanying Maryland State Police to serve a search warrant in a weapons investigation at a Maryland home seized unrelated government documents and notes from a journalist who was the suspect’s wife. The Coast Guard ...

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