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Tag Archives: Freedom of Information Act

New case highlights clash of dueling public policies

Recent developments interpreting the protections and limitations of the Drivers Policy Protection Act signal that conflict may be on the way between the DPPA and Wisconsin’s Open Records Law – a reality that may require more resources expended by information-hungry entities and municipalities in their attempts to navigate both laws.

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Justice Department pulls back non-disclosure proposal

By PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department reported Thursday it is dropping its proposal to let federal law enforcement agencies in rare cases tell Freedom of Information Act requesters that the government has no records on a subject, when it actually does. In a letter to Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary ...

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FOIA disclosure bars lawsuit

Washington (Dolan) — A federal agency’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request is a “report” within the meaning of the False Claims Act’s public disclosure bar, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-3 decision.

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