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How do abortion opponents use public records?

How do abortion opponents use public records?

Freedom of Information is for everyone, but sometimes brushes up against the rights to privacy and safety. We’ve started a project to learn more.

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FOIAing the Trump Administration: resources for your 2018 requests

FOIAing the Trump Administration: resources for your 2018 requests

In 2017, FOIA requests contributed valuable oversight to the Trump administration. If you’re wondering where to start this new year, imitating successful requests is an easy way to get the ball rolling. 2017 also yielded many repositories of calendars, travel records, ethics pledges, and other documents that you can mine for FOIA request ideas. For the first week of 2018, we rounded up resources that can springboard your efforts to FOIA the Trump administration.

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Government-owned cannabinoid patent not enough to convince DEA of marijuana's medical use

Government-owned cannabinoid patent not enough to convince DEA of marijuana’s medical use

Is taking out a patent on the medical uses of marijuana’s primary drug component an acknowledgement that, yes, marijuana has some health-beneficial effects? Not according to the DEA.

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