Freedom of Information- General

Court upholds order denying drone records May 2016 (40:05), p. 2

Commodity promotions programs want FOIA exemption May 2016 (40:05), p. 2

FOIA official resigns from office May 2016 (40:05), p. 2

FOIA lawsuit seeks FISC orders for encrypted data May 2016 (40:05), p. 1

Court rules on FOIA fee reduction for students May 2016 (40:05), p. 1

Database for drones raises FOIA issues January 2016 (40:01), p. 2

IRS charged in FOIA case January 2016 (40:01), p. 1

The quest for what Bob Graham knew or didn't know December 2015 (39:12), The Back Page

WikiLeaks source sues Justice Department over records November 2015 (39:11), p. 2

Army generals discuss delay in FOIA response November 2015 (39:11), p. 2

Clinton can't merge FOIA cases November 2015 (39:11), p. 1

Kerry hires FOIA ambassador October 2015 (39:10), p. 3

FOIA fee exemption broadened September 2015 (39:09), p. 2

AP sues for access to FBI's fake news article September 2015 (39:09), p. 2

Court rules in favor of Prison Legal News July 2015 (39:07), p.2

Judge rejects Clinton email release plan July 2015 (39:07), p.2

Why strengthening the FOI Act is so important May 2015 (39:05), The Back Page

White House removes regulation May 2015 (39:05), p.2

Posting FOIA releases online saves time and money April 2015 (39:04), The Back Page

House subpoenas Clinton emails April 2015 (39:04), p.3

We can learn from the death of the FOIA bill February 2015 (39:2), The Back Page

Federal FOIA bill fails to pass February 2015 (39:2), p.1

FOIA Improvement Act: Why we should care October 2014 (38:10), The Back Page

Group alleges White House hinders FOIA October 2014 (38:10), p.2

Why FOIA's loophole needs legislative suture September 2014 (38:9), The Back Page

Florida files lawsuit against Veteran Affairs Dept. July 2014 (38:07), p.1.

More records in FOIA suit found June 2014 (38:06), p.2.

FOIA groups hold meeting for vision, improvement March 2014 (38:03), p.2.

Federal court rules food stamp data available March 2014 (38:03), p.3.

Federal farm bill could limit FOIA disclosures January 2014 (38:01), p.2

Justice Dept. did not investigate FISC misconduct allegations November 2013 (37:11), p.2

Federal judge declassifies NSA monitoring opinion October 2013 (37:10), p.3

Judge rules CIA can no longer avoid FOIA requests October 2013 (37:10), p.1

Court classifies bin Laden photos September 2013 (37:9), p. 2

U.S. releases names of indefinitely detained prisoners September 2013 (37:9), p. 2

Top officials use secret email accounts July 2013 (37:7), p. 2

A Global Freedom of Information Request June 2013 (37:6), p.The Back Page

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Virginia FOI law June 2013 (37:6), p.1

Appeals court says requesters can immediately sue June 2013 (37:6), p.2

U.S. cites national security to censor more recordsApril 2013 (37:4), p.1

Fla. bill targets mugshot websitesApril 2013 (37:4), p.3

Congress asks for info on key tranparency initiativesApril 2013 (37:4), p.3

Media ask DOJ to rescind Marshals Service policyMarch 2013 (37:3), p.3

NSA: No one ensuring agencies comply with FOIA February 2013 (37:2), The Back Page

Judge criticizes agency's response to FOIA request February 2013 (37:2), p.2

Five years later, many agencies don't comply with lawFebruary 2013 (37:2), p.2

Advocacy group requests White House visitor logs January 2013 (37:1), p.3

Justice Department to post FOIA requests online May 2012 (36:5), p.3

Encouraging disclosure of government information April 2012 (36:4), The Back Page

Federal FOIA portal aims to create a one-stop shop March 2012 (36:3), The Back Page

Court: 911 can't record some outgoing calls March 2012 (36:3), p. 2

Nonprofits publish Fla. spending data, salaries March 2012 (36:3), p. 1

Stay informed: Online FOI resources offer abundant info February 2012 (36:2), The Back Page

FOIA reccommendations stalled February 2012 (36:2), p.3

Obama orders agencies to reform record-keeping February 2012 (36:2), p.3

SAO investigates tourism board December2011 (35:12), p. 3

Fla. judge reopens landmark Medicare privacy case December 2011 (35:12), p. 3

Judge lifts order protecting petition signers December 2011 (35:12), p. 3

Redefining access to journalists in a digital age November 2011 (35:11), The Back Page

Board rescinds controversial policy November 2011 (35:11), p. 3

No more police scanners for Jacksonville area media October 2011 (35:10), p. 3

Pinellas County commissioner "unfriends" colleagues October 2011 (35:10), p. 3

Survey: Citizens replacing role of traditional media October 2011 (35:10), p. 2

Classification reform key to Obama's FOIA vision August 2011 (35:8), The Back Page

PETA sues for circus records June 2011 (35:6), p. 3

New site tracks FOIA lawsuits June 2011 (35:6), p. 3

Supreme court rejects Navy's stance on FOIA exemption May 2011 (35:5), p. 3

FOI Fund helps suits that target CIA's handling of FOIA requests April 2011 (35:4), p. 3

Tax series wins FOI award April 2011 (35:4), p. 2

Corporations don't have privacy claim under FOIA April 2011 (35:4), p.1

Transparency key when taxpayer money is at stake March 2011 (35:3), The Back Page

WSJ sues for Medicare data March 2011 (35:3), p. 3

House panel seeks FOIA info to gauge transparency efforts March 2011 (35:3), p. 3

High court hears Navy FOIA suitJanuary 2011 (35:1), p. 3

New FOIA amendments not living up to the hype December 2010 (34:12), The Back Page

Second high court issues ruling tha tmetadata is public record December 2010 (34:12), p. 3

FOIA agency reflects on first year December 2010 (34:12), p. 3

Obama signs bill reversing SEC FOIA exemption in reform law November 2010 (34:11), p. 3

Did Congress just exempt the SEC from FOIA? September 2010 (34:9) The Back Page

Agencies slow to implement Obama's FOIA policy August 2010 (34:8), The Back Page

National litigation fund gives first awards to Florida FOI activists (Sebring) April 2010 (34:4), p. 3

FOIA suits still strong despite Obama order(Washington D.C.) March 2010 (34:3), p. 3

NARA updates records system (Washington D.C.) February 2010 (34:2), p. 3

My two cents (per copy): FOI should be nearly free January 2010 (34:1), The Back Page

Court rules clemency records open (Washington D.C.) September 2009 (33:9), p. 3

White House visitor logs still secret (Washington D.C.) September 2009 (33:9), p. 3

Apple delays release of iPod safety records(Seattle) September 2009 (33:9), p. 3

Sunshine poll shows support for open government (Washington) June 2009 (33:6), p. 2

European court addresses access (Spain) June 2009 (33:6), p. 2

FAA releases bird strike records (Washington) June 2009 (33:6), p. 2

FBI wins Rosemary Award (Washington) June 2009 (33:6), p. 2

FOI website launched (Tallahassee) May 2009 (33:5), p. 2

Survey finds states lag in online public records (Washington) May 2009 (33:5), p. 1

AG gives guidance on FOIA (Washington) May 2009 (33:5), p. 1

Shell bills problematic (Tallahassee) April 2009 (33:4), p. 3

Board rejects book ban (Fort Walton Beach) April 2009 (33:4), p. 2

Smithsonian adopts FOI policy (Washington) March 2009 (33:3), p. 2

Cheney wins records battle (Washington) March 2009 (33:3), p. 2

Openness a priority for Obama (Washington) February 2009 (33:2), p. 1

NARA updates records system (Washington) January 2009 (33:1), p. 3

Court orders DOJ to release wiretapping memoranda (Washington) January 2009 (33:1), p. 3

CIA to reverse revocation (Washington) January 2009 (33:1), p. 3

DOJ releases FOIA guidance (Washington) January 2009 (33:1), p. 3

Court holds White House visitor records public (Washington) November 2008 (32:11), p. 1

FOIA study shows little to no progress in response issues (Chicago) September 2008 (32:9) p. 2

Americans find government secretive, survey says (Washington, D.C.) May 2008 (32:5), p. 1

Attendees show ID at meeting (Miami-Dade County) January 2008 (32:1), p. 3

FEMA draws fire for fake news (Washington, D.C.) January 2008 (32:1), p. 3

NASA releases air-safety data (Washington, D.C.) January 2008 (32:1), p. 3

Hillary Clinton papers stuck in backlog of library's FOIA requests
(Little Rock, Ark.) December 2007 (31:12), p.3

Coast Guard's new policy limits access to identities of rescued
(Washington, D.C.) December 2007 (31:12), p.3

Federal judge invalidates part of Bush order (Washington, D.C.)
December 2007 (31:12), p. 3

Government must learn from its mistakes at Guantanamo October 2007 (31:10), The Back Page

FEMA releases aid information to newspaper (Fort Myers) October 2007 (31:10), p. 2

Oldes FOIA requests collecting dust for two decades (Washington D.C.) September 2007 (31:9), p. 2

Study finds that Bush's order not helpful to FOIA (Chicago) May 2007 (31:5), p. 2

Audit: Agencies hesitant to release disaster plans (West Palm Beach) May 2007 (31:5), p. 2

Washington Post drops request for Secret Service visitor logs (Washington D.C.) March 2007 (31:3), p. 3

Government drops demand for document leaked to ACLU (New York) February 2007 (31:2), p. 2

Federal court gives FOIA suit another chance (Washington D.C.) February 2007 (31:2), p. 2

Web site set for 2008 will track federal spending January 2007 (31:1), p. 3

Patriot Act suit goes forward (Detroit) January 2007 (31:1), p. 3

Group seeks White House records (Washington D.C.) January 2007 (31:1), p. 2

CIA retreats on fee practices (Washington D.C.) November 2006 (30:11), p. 1

Corps refuses to release Lake Okeechobee dike information (Lake Okeechobee) October 2006 (30:10), p. 3

Archive challenges CIA fees (Washington D.C.) September 2006 (30:9), p. 2

Resolution condemns media (Washington D.C.) September 2006 (30:9), p. 2

Study planned on terrorism and FOIA (San Antonio) September 2006 (30:9), p. 2

Reporting team holds disaster agency accountable. August 2006 (30:8), The Back Page

FBI seeks late journalist's files. (Washington, D.C.) July 2006 (30:7), p. 1

Newspaper wins lawsuit for FEMA disaster aid records. (Fort Lauderdale) July 2006 (30:7), p. 1

Major news outlets join battle for FEMA disaster aid records (Atlanta) May 2006 (30:5), p. 1

Bush Executive Order could speed FOIA requests (Washington) February 2006 (30:2), p. 3

Attorney General advises about access issues (Annual FOI Report 2005) p. 2

Studies reveal trends in access to information (Annual FOI Report 2005) p. 3

Scalia bars journalists from insurance group talk (Washington) December 2005 (29:12) p. 2

Terrorist attacks, hurricanes slow FOIA response (Washington) November 2005 (29:11), p. 2

Report reveals nature of federal FOI requests (Washington) October 2005 (29:10), p. 1

Gonzales agrees to re-examine Ashcroft memorandum policy (Washington) September 2005 (29:9), p. 3

U.S. Senate approves legislation to amend FOIA (Washington) August 2005 (29:8), p. 1

War contractor redacts hundreds of documents (Washington) August 2005 (29:8), p. 3

Don't let Tallahassee pull the shades (Orlando) April 2005 (29:4), The Back Page (reprinted with permission from the Orlando Sentinel)

Federal courts review Freedom of Information cases (Annual FOI Report 2004), p. 4

New coalition helps focus fight for open government. December 2004 (28:12), The Back Page

SARS epidemic offers valuable lesson in secrecy. January 2004 (28:1), The Back Page

Audit exposes how policy discourages FOIA disclosures. February 2004 (28:2), The Back Page

Secrecy gives false sense of security. June 2003 (27:6), The Back Page

Winning series helps open records on bad doctors (Vermont) December 2002 (26:12), The Back Page

Citizens approve two-thirds vote (Florida) December 2002 (26:12), p.1

Florida’s law helps ensure open election process. November 2002 (26:11), The Back Page

Support initiative to require two-thirds vote on exemptions. October 2002 (26:10), The Back Page

In fear of freedom: Access in the year following Sept. 11. September 2002 (26:9), The Back Page

Prosecutors drop Web pornography case, April 2001, (25:4),

Mediation program keeps disputes out of court (analysis by Pat Gleason), March 2001 (25:3), p. 6

Several bills would affect Sunshine Law exemptions (Tallahassee), March 2001 (25:3), p. 3

Appeals court says export licenses still confidential (Atlanta), March 2001 (25:3),
p. 1

State's Sunshine Laws opened election process (analysis by Sandra F. Chance), January 2001 (25:1), p. 4

Jumping public access loopholes in New Jersey (analysis by Paul D'Ambrosio), November 2000 (24:11), p. 4

No swan song for swine judge rules, November 2000, (24:11), p. 3

Miami can’t enforce Cuban arts ban, July 2000, (24:7) p. 2

Airport imposes ban on talking to press, March 2000 (24:3), p. 5

Off-duty police dispatcher fired to possible leaks to press, March 2000, (24:3), p. 5

Sheriff wants equal radio air time, February 2000, (24:2), p. 3

Government wasting money opposing public access (analysis by Robert Rivas), May 1998 (22:5), p. 4

Proposed access restrictions bode difficult session (analysis by Barbara A. Petersen), March 1998 (22:3), p. 6

Bills for exemptions on agenda for legislative session, March 1998 (22:3), p. 3

Shining light on public business remains a priority (analysis by Bob Butterworth), January 1998 (22:1), p. 4

Nearly 80 officials since 1978 punished for access violations, November 1997 (21:11), p. 1

Summit examines erosion of access, November 1997 (21:11), p. 1

Fees and court costs continue to add up for access violations, October 1997 (21:10), p. 1

Ruling recalls linked history of Sunshine laws (analysis by Jon Kaney), August 1997 (21:8), p. 6

Shield law, public record exemptions on agenda, March 1997 (21:3), p. 3

A Public Policy of Open Government for Florida (analysis by Bob Butterworth), January 1996 (21:1), p. 4

FOI and First Amendment information available on line (analysis by Patricia F. Lewis), September 1996 (20:9), p. 4

Legislators continue to chip away at access provisions (analysis by Sandra F. Chance), July 1996 (20:7), p. 6

Legislature enacts several public records exemptions, July 1996 (20:7), p. 3

Legislature slated to consider access bills for 1996 session, March 1996 (20:3), p. 4

Open government legislation reviewed, July 1995 (19:7), p. 1

Lawyers, journalists must defend open government (analysis by Florence Snyder Rivas), June 1995 (19:6), p. 4

All must contribute to support effective Sunshine Laws (analysis by Andrea Brunais), June 1994 (18:6), p. 4

Houston Chronicle wins FOI award (Gainesville), October 1993 (17:9), p. 3

Press association’s FOI seminar set for Oct. 17 in Tampa, August 1992 (16:8), p. 4

Access organizations form national coalition, February 1992 (16:2), p. 3

Sunshine prosecutions and fee awards continue growth (Gainesville), February 1992 (16:2), p. 1

Successful Sunshine prosecution rate accelerates, February 1991 (15:2), p. 1

Butterworth, panel study Sunshine exemption growth, January 1991 (15:1), p. 1

Sunshine-in-Litigation is in public interest (analysis by Linda Perry), May 1990 (14:4), p. 4

Successful Sunshine prosecutions on rise (Gainesville), February 1990 (14:1), p. 1

Media should help define computer issues (analysis by Sig Splichal), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 6

Ray of Sunshine hits 1989 legislature (analysis by Dick Shelton), June 1989 (13:6), p. 4

Major media-related legislation is reviewed, June 1989 (13:6), p. 1

Auld Lang Syne: FOI Clearing House Celebrates 10th Anniversary (analysis by Sherry Alexander), December 1987 (11:10), p. 4

FOI aid for journalists, August-September 1987 (11:7), p. 4

Orlando paper sues NASA for autopsy reports, while court orders NASA to release audiotape, July 1987 (11:6), p. 3

FOI benefactor gets honorary doctor of law degree, June 1986 (10:5), p. 3