New lawsuit demands Office of Legal Counsel emails

A new lawsuit is demanding public release of emails from the executive branch's go-to office for legal advice: the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.

The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, filed on New Year's Day by a lawyer for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold, seeks emails from the accounts of three former top officials at OLC: Marty Lederman, David Barron and Virginia Seitz.  Continue…


Obama drones memo disclosure could change FOIA cases

From Huffingtonpost:

Until last week, the Obama administration's official position was that it had never technically acknowledged the existence of a memo from the Office of Legal Counsel laying out the legal framework for the targeted killing of an American citizen.