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.
Documents obtained by MuckRock reveal both what triggered the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s espionage investigation of The Village Voice, and what caused it to expand to include the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press.
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.
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