Appeals court says US Trade Representative can withhold classified document in FOIA case

Washington Post:  WASHINGTON — An appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Trade Representative can withhold a classified position paper prepared during free-trade negotiations, reversing a lower court that had ordered the document’s release under a Freedom of Information Act request.


DC Appeals Court rejects CIA’s secrecy claims in ACLU’s targeted killing FOIA lawsuit

From American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled today that the Central Intelligence Agency cannot deny its “intelligence interest” in the targeted killing program and refuse to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests about the program while officials continue to make public statements about it.


U.S. Court of Appeals rejects CIA’s motion to squash lawsuit on Bay of Pigs history

From Global Research:

Washington, D.C. (Dec 7, 2012) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday rejected the CIA’s attempt to shortcut the National Security Archive’s lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the last still-secret history of the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.