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From Electronic Frontier Foundation : The Intelligence Oversight Board, or IOB, is a Presidentially appointed, independent, civilian oversight board charged with ensuring that intelligence...
From The Hill : Lawmakers and government watchdog groups are panning a decision to keep the Wartime Contracting Commission’s records under wraps for two decades. Sens. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Claire...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last couple days. Second judge gives DOJ access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts The U.S. Justice Department will be allowed access to WikiLeaks...
Opinion from the Citizen Media Law Project : Give the Obama Administration credit for trying. The President promised the country transparency and open government , so rather than just let FOIA...
From The News-Gazette : CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois attorney general's office has ruled that the Champaign school district should release a complaint filed against former Superintendent Arthur Culver to...
From the Times-Virginian : A lawsuit has been filed in Albemarle County that claims an Appomattox County deputy is to blame for the death of man who was shot by a Taser last year. The lawsuit accuses...
From PCMAG.com : Before you tweet an inside joke about a terrorist movie like "United 93" or "Munich," you should know—the CIA might start following you. CIA employees known as "vengeful librarians"...
Opinion from Sunshine Review : As pension issues become increasingly prevalent in the news, it is no surprise that the latest lawsuit over the release of individual pension data in Oregon is getting...
From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to adopt a procedural rule proposed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press intended to limit the...
From MarylandReporter.com : Instead of a service that was once free, Maryland citizens and businesses will now have to pay a $190 annual subscription fee to the Secretary of State’s office if they...
From the Injury Board Blog Network : A government health agency has revoked the public’s access to a database of healthcare practitioner’s malpractice and other negative history, even though its...
From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled ... that the public has a right of access to the names of state pension benefit recipients as well as the...
A few items selected from many of interest recently. Justice Department drops non-disclosure proposal for FOIA requests The United States Justice Department announced, yesterday, that it was dropping...
Judicial Watch , an organization that monitors government corruption, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a lower court ruling that allows the Federal Reserve to keep secret...
From ACLU : WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice (DOJ) today withdrew a proposed regulation that would allow government agencies to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests with false denials...