Fees Denied for ‘Self-Serving’ FOIA Victory

A federal judge ruled against an attorney seeking legal fees on behalf of his one-man nonprofit after it won access to CIA records.

National Security Counselors, a nonprofit that disseminates information on government activity related to national security, sued the CIA last year when it failed to respond to the organization's two requests under the Freedom of Information Act for documents on the declassification program.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer noted Wednesday, however, that National Security Counselors is just one man: Kelly McClanahan, who acts as the group's founder, CEO and attorney. Continue>>>