Confidential Hen Info

A federal court must reexamine evidence in a dispute over whether information about the living conditions of hens on egg farms is confidential and exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the Ninth Circuit ruled, because the Supreme Court’s ruling in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media rewrote the definition for the term “confidential.”

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Jamal Khashoggi

A federal court in Washington, D.C., ruled in favor of the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies sued by the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Knight First Amendment Institute for records relating to the intelligence community’s “duty to warn” journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered and dismembered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. 

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Impeachment FOIAs

Two impeachment-related FOIA complaints were filed Wednesday against the State Department: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington wants records on U.S. security assistance and military aid for Ukraine; and the Democracy Forward Foundation wants information on State Department officials’ correspondence about Hunter Biden, both in D.C. Federal Court.

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