FOIA lawsuit against the FBI nets a “victory”

From Jason Leopold at Truthout:

Nearly four years after changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) went into effect, the FBI, in response to a lawsuit in which I am a co-plaintiff, said the bureau would now begin to abide by a little-known provision in the law that requires all government agencies, when asked, to provide estimated dates of completion to records requesters.

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Florida newspaper files lawsuit against Mayor Alvin Brown’s office for failing to release public records

From Jacksonville.com:

The Florida Times-Union has filed a lawsuit against Jacksonville seeking "declaratory relief" from the Circuit Court in obtaining public records from local government officials.

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State Supreme Court sides with Ohio State University about open records

From 10TV:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some critics said on Tuesday that they were worried that it could be easier for universities to hide scandals after the state Supreme Court sided with Ohio State University about open records.

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An expert said that the Supreme Court's decision would make it harder to get records in the future.


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