National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Cause of Action asks court to stop FTC abuse of FOIA fee waiver authority

How do the federal courts define who is a legitimate "representative of the news media"? According to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, that's "any person or organization which regularly publishes or disseminates information to the public."

But does a nonprofit watchdog group that advocates and litigates on behalf of the public's right to know what the government is doing also qualify as a representative of the news media?

That's the issue at the heart of yet another federal legal case that sheds disturbing new light on how things are in "the most transparent administration in history." Continue>>>