This week’s FOIA round-up: House Democrats ask for more money to give to the Interior Department’s FOIA office, Amazon spoofs fake packages for cops, and a law student sues a South Carolina county
In this week’s FOIA round-up, House Democrats look to increase funding to the Interior Department’s FOIA office, records show Amazon collaborated with local law enforcement on sting operations to deter package theft, and a Cornell University law student sues a South Carolina county for excessive fees.
Yesterday, we loaded a redacted version of the Mueller Report into our crowdsourcing tool and asked for your help in finding what is - and isn’t - in the release. The response was overwhelming, with hundreds of submissions from just the past 24 hours. We wanted to highlight a few of the finds so far, and we’ll have a more in-depth analysis next week.
The first public release of the Mueller report is now live, and we want your help going through it to find the most interesting pages, references to other documents to request, and help us breakdown how much of it was redacted under various exemptions.
Prosecutors on the Robert Kraft case say controversial video “will be released” per Florida records law
Controversial video footage of 77-year-old New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft engaging in sexual acts at a Florida day spa will be released, according to recent reports. However, lawyer’s defending Kraft have filed an emergency motion today to prevent footage from reaching the public.
On April 14, 1987 the Village Voice once again made itself the target of a Federal Bureau of Investigation leak investigation when it published an article based on a leaked memo apparently confirming an Iran-Contra cover-up, albeit one that had apparently been leaked as a political maneuver by the Reagan Administration - which might explain the Bureau’s disinterest in pursuing criminal charges.
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