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Does your right to know which companies are receiving your tax dollars outweigh those companies’ rights to competitive secrets? That’s the question at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case set to be heard in April, and the result could either cement the public’s right to know or severely restrict the ability to track the flow of tax dollars into private companies.
MuckRock Release Notes: The shutdown’s impact on FOIA response rates so far, and a Sunshine Week special project needs your help
Last week, we didn’t push many user-facing changes as we continue to push forward on some major long-term projects, so we decided to look at the data that a lot of people have been asking about: Has the shutdown impacted FOIA responses at MuckRock? The answer was surprising. Plus: Come help us kick off a Sunshine Week special project.
We’re revising MuckRock plans to give our users more while also broadening them to support access to premium features on DocumentCloud. For newsrooms, we also have a limited-time opportunity to save up to 75% off or more on Pro and Organization accounts.
Over the last year, MuckRock users have filed 13,762 requests, released 2,063,011 pages, and used 7,419 First Class stamps in getting requests out to agencies. We also added five new members to our board, expanded our staff as we brought new three new services into our portfolio, and launched a number of new features. But none of it would have been possible without an amazing community powering out transparency work every day.
It was another pretty quiet week, with some continued tweaks mostly focused on the backend to help things flow more smoothly. We are looking to once again partner with Code for Boston on a hackathon this coming January.
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|NORAD Santa Presidential Calls & Policies||Awaiting Acknowledgement||NORAD Public Affairs Office||United States of America|
|Contract and Source Code for FBI Physical Fitness Test App||Rejected||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Leadership Emails||Rejected||Office of Personnel Management||United States of America|
|OPM Survey Emails||No Responsive Documents||Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility||United States of America|
|FBI Files on the National Organization for Decent Literature||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|