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Freedom of Information Act

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  • 13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections

    13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections
    The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
  • 911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop

    911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop
    Authorities have released audio recordings of 911 calls that shed light on what happened in the moments before an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot his 86-year-old neighbor and wounded the man's 91-year-old wife in April. The recordings...
  • Memo justifying drone killing of American Al Qaeda leader is released

    Memo justifying drone killing of American Al Qaeda leader is released
    Neither the U.S. Constitution nor laws governing prosecution of people who commit murder abroad prohibited killing American citizen Anwar Awlaki in Yemen, according to a previously secret Justice Department memo released by a federal court Monday....
  • So Far, A Cease-Fire In War Against FOI, Watchdogs

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update. Open Government So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting

    ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting
    The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts sued Thursday to obtain records about the killing of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death last year in his Orlando condo by an FBI agent. "When law enforcement officials kill someone in...
  • Border Patrol agents rarely disciplined in abuse cases, records show

    In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man's head against a rock near Tucson. In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested...
  • Hearing upholds firing of coach in hazing scandal

    A state-appointed hearing officer has upheld the decision by Maine Township High School District 207 to fire a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School. In a 62-page report, hearing officer...
  • Beating the dead horse called Benghazi

    WASHINGTON -- After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby...
  • Beating the dead horse called Benghazi [Commentary]

    Beating the dead horse called Benghazi [Commentary]
    After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby horse —...
  • What we don't know about the killing of Anwar Awlaki

    Two and a half years after a drone strike in Yemen killed New Mexico-born Anwar Awlaki, a federal appeals court has ordered the Obama administration to release a confidential memorandum that explains the legal justification for its extraordinary...