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FOIA News: DOJ sued for access to Gorsuch records

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Fix the Court sues DOJ for access to Neil Gorsuch's records

By Ryan Lovelace, Wash. Examiner, Feb. 24, 2017

Fix the Court is suing the Justice Department for access to records from Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's tenure as a deputy assistant attorney general.

Fix the Court is an organization that advocates for greater transparency at the Supreme Court, and has called for term limits for the justices. On Friday, the organization filed a lawsuit in federal court after the Justice Department decided to delay its response to the group's Freedom of Information Act request for details of Gorsuch's work in 2005-2006.

[Note:  As FOIA Advisor reported less than two weeks ago, Merrick Garland's DOJ records are maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration and are now available online as a result of FOIA requests submitted by America Rising.]