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DoJ Takes Conflicting Positions in Congress: Continues to Deny FOIA Fee Waivers to Independent Journalists

by Matthew L. Schafer The OPEN Government Act of 2007 was passed to ensure that “anyone who gathers information to inform the public, including freelance journalist and bloggers, may seek a fee waiver when they request information under FOIA.” Under … Continue reading

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Press Coverage of DOJ Lacks in Analysis and Objectivity

by Matthew L. Schafer On Thursday and Friday of this week, Attorney General Eric Holder met with various news organizations after revelations surfaced about the DOJ’s aggressive investigations of national security leaks.  During the investigations, the DOJ in one instance … Continue reading

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DOJ Takes Extraordinary Step in Seizing AP Phone Records

by Matthew L. Schafer On Friday, the Associated Press’s General Counsel Laura Malone received a letter from the Department of Justice.  It informed the AP that the United States government had seized records related to twenty phone lines used by … Continue reading

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