Freedom of Information? Fifteen Months Waiting for Four Blank Pages

Last year, PJM made a FOIA request regarding who flew to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Why did it go all the way to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and why was everything redacted?

Patrick Richardson Pajamas Media 4/7/2011

Back in December 2009, my colleague and — I flatter myself — […]

No Surprise: Lawless Obama Kingship Ignores Darrell Issa’s Request For Documents

Ace Ace of Spades HQ 2/1/2011

So it’s like that, if there was any doubt.

“I was disappointed to learn that on or about Jan. 20, 2011, DHS’s Office of General Counsel instructed career staff in the Privacy Office not to search for documents responsive to my request,” Issa says in the Feb. 1 letter.


Obama admin. backs spill figures, releases e-mails

Ted Bridis The Daily Caller 11/24/2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday defended the integrity of estimates that for months were inaccurate in showing how much oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico, disclosing thousands of pages of internal e-mails written by government scientists on the project. “It is a guess,” a senior […]

Scientists in stolen e-mail scandal hid climate data

Ben Webster and Jonathan Leake Times [UK] January 28, 2010

The university at the centre of the climate change row over stolen e-mails broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data for public scrutiny.

The University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for […]

Is a lawsuit finally forcing transparency at the Department of Labor?

By: MARK HEMINGWAY Commentary Staff Writer Washington Examiner 11/30/09

After stonewalling several attempts at transparency, a lawsuit and a some much-deserved public shaming may finally be spurring the Department of Labor to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests. Last week, I noted that the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation had filed a […]