This week’s FOIA round-up: Lack of transparency in the Trump administration, Washington’s big open gov win, and animal extinction in Florida
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This week’s FOIA round-up: FOIA finds a foe in AG Barr, Illinois schoolchildren punished with isolation, and Earthjustice reveals toxic DHS plans for migrants
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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.
From backlogs at the federal level to legal limitations at state and local, requesters are no strangers to the barriers met in access to information. But every now and then, an agency will make a demand so brazen or just plain bizarre that it’ll bring even the jaded #FOIA community to pause.
California’s top law official is threatening legal action against a pair of journalist who obtained a list of police officers convicted of crimes within the last decade.
E. Coady sent this request to the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance of the United States of America
E. Coady sent this request to the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America