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FOIA News: Federal judge criticizes FBI for delays ahead of possible FOIA trial

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

U.S. judge cites ‘shameful’ FBI delays in making public 9/11 records

By Dan Christensen, FloridaBulldog.org, Mar. 1, 2017

A Miami federal judge Tuesday excoriated the FBI for what she called its “shameful” delays in making public certain records about the bureau’s 9/11 Review Commission.

“It is distressing to see the length to which a private citizen must go” to obtain records under the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA],” said U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga. “It’s quite shocking frankly.”

At the same time, however, the judge gave the government two weeks to file a further summary judgment motion explaining why it believes the case brought by Florida Bulldog’s parent company should be dismissed. The ruling put off for now an unusual FOIA trial that had been scheduled to begin next week.

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