The Supreme Court is siding with businesses and the U.S. government in a ruling about the public's access to information.Read More »
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.Read More »
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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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.Read More »
A lawsuit has been filed under the Freedom of Information Act against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to obtain the agency's investigative files relating to more than a dozen aborted investigations and cases involving naked short selling.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for a state to limit use of its Freedom of Information Act to its own residents. The court unanimously upheld a federal appeals court decision validating Virginia’s limitation of its ...Read More »