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.
Latest in Secrecy: FOIA
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.
On Wednesday, SDNY Judge J. Paul Oetken ruled on the New York Times’ and DOJ’s cross-motions for summary judgment in a FOIA suit seeking documents related to federal prosecutor John Durham’s 2008 to 2012 investigation of the CIA’s detainee interrogation program.
Laura Poitras, Citizenfour filmmaker and co-founder of The Intercept with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, has filed suit against the United States over what she terms "Kafkaesque harassment" on the basis of her interactions with Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.
A D.C. District judge ruled yesterday that the CIA can keep nearly all information related to its drone activities and the legal basis for them secret, reports Josh Gerstein of Politico. U.S.