Justice Department told not to delay Aaron Swartz FOIA

From The Blog of Legal Times:  A federal trial judge in Washington [July 23] urged the government to continue reviewing thousands of pages of documents that could be released in a public records lawsuit seeking information from the Secret Service about the Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

The high-profile suit hit a snag this month when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the digital library JSTOR filed requests to intervene to have a say in the scope of any information that is released to the public.


Swartz committed suicide in January as computer crimes charges were pending against him in Boston federal district court. Prosecutors allege Swartz illegally downloaded millions of articles from JSTOR via MIT computers. Some critics have charged the prosecution lacked merit and that the potential punishment was too harsh.