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Cherokee Council amends nation's FOI law

Danielle Keeton-Olsen | Freedom of Information | News | June 18, 2014
June 18, 2014

The Cherokee Nation Council passed an amendment to its freedom of information law that will extend the response time to records requests about the tribe’s government.

The Freedom of Information Act amendment passed 10-6 Monday night with one councilor not in attendance, after the council also passed an amendment to its Governmental Records Act, which provides government officials access to records.

The amendment creates an information officer that will receive all records requests and will be independent of any office within the government. Under the old act, the attorney general handled records requests from the press and public.

American Management Services, Inc., d/b/a Pinnacle v. Dep't of the Army

July 2, 2013

American Management Services, Inc. petitioned the Supreme Court asking that it review a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in which the appellate court affirmed the denial of the petitioner's FOIA request under Exemption 5. The case involves whether an agency can withhold documents under Exemption 5 sent between it and a private third party when it claims it has a common interest with the private party.

Penn. high court orders release of bids received by private company in operating public stadium

Amanda Simmons | Freedom of Information | News | May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled yesterday that records of a private entity acting on behalf of a public agency may be subject to the state’s open records laws.

Defense contractor info will not be released in reverse-FOIA case

Nadia Tamez-Robledo | Freedom of Information | Quicklink | March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010

A federal appeals court yesterday ruled in favor of two defense contractors seeking to stop the government from releasing information about their quality control processes on the grounds that the documents reveal trade secrets.