Latest Freedom of Information Act News

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...

Colorado judge rules ICE violated law by withholding records

Jan. 22, 2020 7:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Immigration and customs officials violated federal law by refusing to release documents about people who are not citizens, a Colorado federal court judge said. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement used the rule to deny the release of records at least 333 times between July 2017 and...

SC judge rules emergency must be proven before agenda change

Jan. 18, 2020 10:38 AM EST

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — A judge in a Freedom of Information Act case has ruled a two-thirds vote isn't enough for city and county councils to change an agenda during a meeting. The North Augusta City Council was sued after it added work on a dam to a list of items to be covered by the extension of a...

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...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The lawmaker apologized Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, a day after telling a young female reporter that a group of high school boys could

Michigan Senate may not release details of harassment probe

Jan. 16, 2020 8:26 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate will not release a report from a pending sexual harassment probe of a male lawmaker who told a young reporter that high school boys visiting the Capitol could have “fun” with her, a spokeswoman for the state Senate's majority leader said Thursday. The...

Forest Service curtails ski area public land fees disclosure

Dec. 23, 2019 10:05 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Public oversight of the ski industry has become a casualty of the battle between Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Co. As the competition between the ski companies has heated up, the amount of information the U.S. Forest Service will share about ski areas’ use of public lands has...