Nearly one year after the Trump administration's April 2017 strike in Syria, Protect Democracy is still suing for public release of the legal justification behind the strike.
Latest in Secrecy: FOIA
In May 2017, the nonprofit Protect Democracy filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the Trump administration's legal justification behind the U.S. airstrikes in Syria during April of that year. The litigation produced proof of a seven-page legal memo analyzing the legal basis for the strikes, which the Justice Department has not yet released.
Justice Department’s 2014 Policy on the Duty to Search for Exculpatory Evidence in IC or DOD Possession
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Justice Department produced a memo of interest to followers of law enforcement and intelligence policy.
I was surprised to find in my mailbox this morning a small package from the CIA. I was even more surprised to find within it a letter to me from CIA Director Michael Pompeo himself. The contents of Pompeo's letter, which the CIA posted on its website as well, further surprised me.
This seems like a job for the Freedom of Information Act.
There is reason to believe President Trump lied before Congress in February. I sued to find out.
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?