The Philadelphia District Attorney has dropped its efforts to seize the houses of two area families after their cases drew national and critical attention to the city’s use of asset forfeiture to seize citizens’ property.
An independent IRS monitor announced Monday it will block the release of roughly 400 more pages of documents related to unauthorized leaks of confidential taxpayer information to the White House.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) told the watchdog group Cause of Action it would be withholding nearly all of the 2,500 documents it located that were related to unauthorized IRS leaks to the White House. Earlier this month, TIGTA told Cause of Action it was withholding roughly 2,100 of the documents and said it would take an additional two weeks to review the rest.
Transparency advocates and lawmakers are pressing the House to also vote on a bill to reform the Freedom of Information Act before Congress goes into recess at the end of the week.
The State Department has been sitting for years on several Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Associated Press for records on Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, the AP reported Wednesday.
The District of Columbia must release records on former Meet The Press host David Gregory’s illegal display of a high-capacity magazine on live TV, a judge ruled Monday in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch on behalf of conservative blog Legal Insurrection.
Following Edward Snowden’s massive leaks of classified documents, Congress wants the Department of Defense (DoD) to report on its responses to insider leaks and threats.
Thousand of homeless veterans who tried to reach the Department of Veterans Affairs national call center seeking treatment or shelter were forced to leave messages on answering machines and never received a referral or medical services, a new report by an independent watchdog found.
A bill reforming the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) could pass the Senate as early as Thursday, but at least one Senator has placed a hold on the legislation.
An IRS watchdog is refusing to release thousands of documents related to unauthorized leaks of confidential taxpayer information to the White House, citing privacy concerns.
The Obama administration will soon turn over thousands of documents related to improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information by the IRS to the White House, a watchdog group announced Tuesday.