Paper wins FOIA fight with FBI


A Memphis newspaper won a round Tuesday in its battle for access to the FBI's files on a famous civil rights era photographer who reportedly spied on top civil rights leaders for the agency in the 1960s.

A federal judge also gave the Justice Department a tongue-lashing for some of the arguments it presented to withhold records about the photographer, Ernest Withers, who died in 2008 after an earlier career in which he had regular access to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other key figures in the movement.