Ryan Shapiro has just wrapped up a talk at Boston's Suffolk University Law School, and as usual he's surrounded by a gaggle of admirers.
This past week, there have been a lot of unusual side-effects as a result of the government shutdown.
For more than half a century, the public has been able to access a wealth of information collected by U.S. intelligence from unclassified, open sources around the world.
Everything that is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is kaput... at least for now.
The process for obtaining FBI files about family members who may have been the subject of a federal investigation has just become much simpler
Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees are using secret government email accounts
The staffs of the state's top prosecutor and the governor's office have been working in secret on legislation to withhold records...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers itself to be one of the nation’s foremost scientific institutions
There is a group of people in America that may be more committed to prying documents from the government than just about anyone else
The U.S. government, led by the Pentagon and CIA, censored or withheld for reasons of national security
DHS processed a total of 205,895 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests during the year.
The full extent of the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme has been laid bare with the evidence that more than a quarter of the world's governments covertly offered support
“My administration,” President Obama wrote on his first day in office, “is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”
The Obama administration couldn't keep pace with the increasing number of people asking for copies of government documents, emails, photographs and more under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act
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