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Latest in Secrecy: FOIA
What’s the Legal Basis for the Syria Strikes? The Administration Must Acknowledge Limits on its Power to Start a War
Project Democracy has filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the President's legal justification for his administration's strikes against a Syrian airbase.
Messages Between U.S. Agencies and Foreign Governments Not Protected by FOIA Exemption 5, Sixth Circuit Rules
The Freedom of Information Act’s Exemption 5 does not shield communications between U.S. agencies and foreign government agencies, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held on Friday in Lucaj v. FBI.
Documents the FBI creates when it processes a FOIA request can be withheld from future FOIA requests in certain sensitive cases, D.C. District Judge Randolph Moss ruled on Monday.
Does the Freedom of Information Act’s "reading room" provision require DOJ to prospectively disclose controlling legal opinions issued by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)—i.e., in the absence of a request for specific documents?
Watermelons and National Security: Protecting U.S. Foreign Intelligence Collection from Unnecessary Disclosure
Despite the governement's failure to pursue the argument in court, a close reading of statute and legislative history shows that foreign intelligence collection under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is categorically exempt from disclosure under FOIA.
A brief overview of the newly enacted FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.
I read 800 pages and an eleven thousand word VICE story so that you don't have to.
Yesterday, the ACLU filed a letter in the ongoing case ACLU v. CIA regarding the release of former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden's autobiography.
NYT v. DOJ, Part 2: Second Circuit Narrows Circumstances in Which Official Statements Waive FOIA Exemption 5 Protection
The five-year targeted killing FOIA litigation by the ACLU and New York Times suffered a setback yesterday when the Second Circuit unsealed an opinion affirming an SDNY ruling from October 2014 allowing DOJ to withhold several OLC documents related to lethal targeting.