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Activist’s nine-year navy FOIA fight ends in Supreme Court win

From Bloomberg:

Glen Milner wanted to know the dangers posed by the Navy’s Indian Island munitions facility near Port Townsend, Washington. So in 2003, he filed a Freedom of Information request.

Milner, who lives about 50 miles south of the ordnance depot, finally received documents outlining those risks — nine years later. To get there, the citizen activist needed the help of the U.S. Supreme Court to obtain information about the hazards of living near the arsenal.