The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation this week that would prohibit the release of student contact information through the state’s open records act in response to a get-out-the-vote effort by one of California billionaire Tom Steyer’s political projects.
Since President Donald Trump took office, Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by individuals and organizations seeking federal government information have risen by 26 percent, an overall increase of 70 percent from just five years ago.
The State Department has reviewed less than half of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails that were recovered by the FBI last year.
The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information from requesters after Freedom of Information Act requests were filed, according to a report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.
The FBI has reopened a conservative organization’s request for information about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with President Bill Clinton after denying last year that there were any relevant records to disclose.
A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that the IRS is “not in compliance with Federal electronic records requirements and regulations” regarding Freedom of Information Act requests, litigation holds, and other requests.
The FBI will not confirm or deny the existence of records showing whether the bureau paid the researcher behind the unverified, controversial dossier alleging ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.
Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice after the agency failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request related to the infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton just days before Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI about her private email server.
The Obama administration spent in its final year in office a record $36.2 million on lawsuits defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act.