Officials’ cynical manipulation of the public damaged their own credibility as well as the world at large.
Blame the media for running anonymous sources, but don't let government off the hook for its secrecy and misinformation.
The move is similar to what's known as a "reverse FOIA" lawsuit, which forces the requester to go to court to defend his right to access public records.
The 2012 internal affairs report complaint was filed by a use-of-force instructor who warned the advice could lead to lawsuits.
A Federal Judge Says William Barr's Spin on the Mueller Report Makes the Attorney General Untrustworthy
Were the Justice Department's redactions influenced by Barr's desire to exonerate the president?
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health reportedly damaged monkeys' brains with acid before showing them pictures of fruit.
The Cato Institute wants Congress to investigate the FBI after it refused to confirm or deny the existence of files on dozens of political advocacy groups.
Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling expanded when the government can keep business records secret. That's bad news for transparency
Contradictory responses to a request for autopsy reports illustrate how law enforcement agencies take advantage of a broad exception to the state's public records law.
Plus: Violence in Sri Lanka leads to social media suppression, and the White House wants to make it harder for pretrial diversion participants to get government jobs.
Thousands of cats have been killed over 50 years of experiments. Why is the USDA denying feline fatality FOIA requests?
Thanks to a design bug in a government transparency website, dozens of social security numbers were mistakenly made public.
In a case brought by two Muslim men seeking surveillance records on themselves, the court approves the NYPD's "neither confirm nor deny" response.
D.C.'s Cache of Seized Illegal Guns Has Antique Rifles and Paintball Guns, But Few Bump-Stock-Compatible Weapons
I sent a FOIA request to the lab that processes guns seized by police in the nation's capital. Here's what I found out.
Cops got probation even after internal tribunal found them guilty of excessive force, sexual harassment, and ticket-fixing
It really can fix anything.
What trade would that be, exactly?
How a silly record request revealed a deeper problem with FBI transparency.
"He is known to be a member of the Libertarian Party."
Government officials cannot skirt public records laws by using private email accounts.
Journalists shouldn't have to sue to get public information.
Another tiresome example of selective political outrage ensues.
IRS charges nonprofit $750K to see FOIA records on asset forfeiture.
Between the WikiLeaks revelations, FOIA requests, and FBI investigation, there are important details among the noise.
In search of Guy Sims Fitch
FBI refuses to publicly reveal security vulnerability.
"I don't react well when my honesty is questioned," Judge Brenda Weaver says.
It's not about fighting terrorism; it's about finding leakers.
Copy of Senate report 'mistakenly' gets destroyed as government successfully resists release.
Clinton had characterized the FBI's investigation as "routine," but the DOJ now refers to it as a "law enforcement proceeding."
After The Virginian-Pilot requested the names of all police officers in the state to track problem cops.
Houston PD Releases Highly Redacted Use of Force Policy to Black Lives Matter, Says It Was AG Decision (Updated)
But the Office of the Attorney General told Reason they had no record of that request.
Actually, science only works well when all researchers show their work
Sherry Smith just wants to know how the school system decided on placement for her special-needs son.
She was getting pulled aside and interrogated almost a decade before Citizenfour.
Another record in avoiding transparency
James Bamford's battles with the National Security Agency.