Latest Freedom of Information Act News

ACLU sues Montana over Keystone XL protest plans

Feb. 6, 2020 5:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Civil liberties advocates are taking Montana officials to court to force the public release of documents detailing the government’s planned response to anticipated protests against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The ACLU of Montana filed a lawsuit Thursday in state District Court...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, a couple who did not want to give their names embrace outside CVE Group as a bus from LaSalle Corrections Transport departs with detained workers after a raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Allen, Texas. The ACLU of Texas has filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the April 2019, raid of the business in the Dallas suburb. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

ACLU sues ICE over search warrants in Dallas-area raid

Feb. 6, 2020 2:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas sued the federal government over a raid near Dallas where immigration enforcement officials arrested hundreds of workers. The lawsuit was a response to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s refusal to release the search warrants associated...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump holds a chart as he talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. A flurry of newly released emails from scientists and top officials at the federal agency responsible for weather forecasting clearly illustrates the consternation and outright alarm caused by President Donald Trump’s false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Emails show the fallout from Trump's claims about Dorian

Feb. 1, 2020 3:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of newly released emails from scientists and top officials at the federal agency responsible for weather forecasting clearly illustrates the consternation and outright alarm caused by President Donald Trump’s false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama. A top...

ACLU demands answers on censored Women’s March photo

Jan. 22, 2020 9:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding answers from the National Archives in the wake of a scandal over politically motivated edits to a photo of the 2017 Women's March. The rights group filed a Freedom of Information Act request Wednesday demanding all correspondence relating...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...