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Cause of Action v. Federal Trade Commission

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The Reporters Committee, along with eight other media groups, filed an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit to argue that the…

The Reporters Committee, along with eight other media groups, filed an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit to argue that the current test agencies and courts use to define “representative of the news media” is too narrow and does not accord with the language of the 2007 FOIA amendments or the congressional intent behind those amendments, and does not leave room for evolving media outlets to qualify for waivers. Cause of Action, a government accountability group, sued the Federal Trade Commission after it denied the group a news media fee waiver and a public interest fee waiver.

2014-05-13-cause-of-action.pdf