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DOI records slated for disposal

The Department of Interior wants to destroy a huge amount of records. This request preserves them all. See background info here: https://altgov2.org/doi-records-destruction/

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Where in the world is Frank Wilkinson's FBI file?

Where in the world is Frank Wilkinson’s FBI file?

When we first requested the 132,000 page Federal Bureau of Investigation file for activist Frank Wilkinson, the FBI first claimed they couldn’t find it, then directed us to the National Archives and Records Administration. But when NARA tracked down the file, it turned out to be empty. So where is it?

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Come comb through the next batch of the Brett Kavanaugh Files

Come comb through the next batch of the Brett Kavanaugh Files

MuckRock users are continuing to sift through a selection of materials released on the Supreme Court nominee. Here’s some of what we’ve found so far.

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The Brett Kavanaugh files: Help explore documents around the most recent Supreme Court Nomination

The Brett Kavanaugh files: Help explore documents around the most recent Supreme Court Nomination

Help read through thousands of pages covering Brett Kavanaugh’s time working under special counsel Ken Starr, in the White House Counsel’s Office under President George W. Bush, and more, summarizing and highlight the documents you think are most interesting.

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Getting records from a presidential library can take longer than their term in office

Getting records from a presidential library can take longer than their term in office

The National Archives and Records Administration’s recent announcement that there will be no Barack Obama Presidential Library was met with understandable outrage from historians and transparency advocates, who saw it as a blow to a functioning democracy. However, as the National Security Archive’s Nate Jones was quick to point out, this discussion needs to be understood in the larger context of NARA’s current failings in the presidential library system, where FOIA requests can take years, even decades.

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Breaking the law with snail mail, large fees for student newspapers, and whether tweets are public record

Breaking the law with snail mail, large fees for student newspapers, and whether tweets are public record

What’s considered public record or not is not a new debate. But the increasing prevalence of social media use amongst government agencies and officials, such as Twitter, brings up a new debate: If you delete social media posts on an official account, is it a violation of public records laws?

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