To understand how the Massachusetts government is dealing with wage theft, MuckRock requested files on the Attorney General’s investigations into four companies that have allegedly stolen wages from their workers. The AGO estimated that the processing and reproduction fees for these files will be $200 - so we’re opening the request to crowdfund.
Earlier this week, we took a look at what you likely could (and couldn’t) get of the Special Counsel’s Report through FOIA. A number of readers were interested in filing their own requests for materials, or in getting updates as these requests were fulfilled. So we’ve made it easy for anyone to file, signing on to a group FOIA for a copy of the Mueller Report as well as other materials we thought would be worth getting into the public domain
It’s been just three days since Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III passed his report on to Attorney General William P. Barr, and already Freedom of Information Act lawsuits are flying. Here’s what’s likely to be released and how you can follow along for instant updates on related requests.
This week’s FOIA round-up: FBI messed with the Wu-Tang Clan, EPA apologizes to reporter, and California AG threatens reporters over criminal cops
In this week’s FOIA round-up, the Federal Bureau of Investigation messed with the Wu-Tang Clan, the Environmental Protection Agency apologizes to an AP reporter after a FOIA’d video shows her being thrown out of headquarters, and California’s Attorney General threatens journalists who uncovered a list of 12,000+ criminal cops.
For first time in state’s history, Massachusetts Attorney General sues agencies for not complying with public records law
After a two-year legal battle, a Suffolk County District Judge has ordered three District Attorneys in Massachusetts to release records to The Boston Globe following a lawsuit spearheaded by the state’s Attorney General, Maura Healey. This is the first time the state AG has sued another agency for failing to release records.