In this week’s FOIA Roundup, we feature an investigation from Science on oversight of clinical trials, a questionable court decision on Twitter direct messages, and the recent decision to overturn Department of Justice exemptions throughout the Mueller report.
This week we have more updates on policing transparency — and the lack thereof — as well as the unusual inspiration for a very hot FOIA tip. Read on for all of our FOIA updates.
This Week’s FOIA Round-Up: Justice Department releases second Mueller report and new records show officer who killed teen worried past supervisors
In this week’s FOIA roundup, two FOIA lawsuits push the Justice Department to release a new version of the Mueller Report, records reveal that the Connecticut police officer who shot an unarmed teen last month had worried past supervisors, and an elected city clerk in Illinois sues his city over its own FOIA processes.
Readers made 800 submissions to our crowdsourcing project to cull links from the redacted Mueller Report - read them here and help us find more
Last week, in partnership with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, we put out a call to help find and preserve as much as the online primary source material in the Mueller Report as we could. Hundreds of people helped, and now we’ve updated a version of the Mueller Report to over a hundred of the original sources, right on the page.
Yesterday, in response to FOIA lawsuits by BuzzFeed News and the Electronic Privacy and Information Center, the Justice Department released a new version of the Mueller Report, replacing the much-mocked ersatz exemption categories with actual FOIA exemptions. Here’s what those exemptions are, and what they mean.