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Tag Archives: Freedom of Information Act

Jack Gohn: The secret warriors’ secret law unveiled (kind of)

And why am I under arrest? Herr K asks in Kafka’s The Trial. That’s something we’re not allowed to tell you, the plainclothes arresting officer responds. This surprises K: K was living in a free country, after all, everywhere was at peace, all laws were decent and were upheld.

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Media seek court-martial files in WikiLeaks case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s highest court is hearing arguments on whether the public should have access to written records in the court-martial of an Army private charged with giving reams of classified information to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks ...

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Md. squadron commander fired for falsifying records

NORFOLK, Va. — The ex-commander of a Maryland squadron that flies Navy leaders in corporate-style jets was fired after she acknowledged she lied on records that said an evaluator was on hand during flight simulator training, an investigative report obtained ...

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Supreme Court says FOIA request cannot be used in lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a Freedom of Information Act request cannot be used to trigger a False Claims Act lawsuit. The court on Monday voted 5-3 to agree with arguments by Schindler Elevator Corp., which sought to get ...

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High court rules against Navy in open records case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday 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 resident who wants Navy maps relating to ...

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