On August 26, the Alliance signed on to the Reporters Committee amicus brief advocating for increased government transparency and disclosure requirements under FOIA. In Behar v. DHS, the Second Circuit held that records passed from Trump’s team to the Secret Service were not “agency records” requiring disclosure under FOIA. The Reporters Committee filed an amicus brief in the petition for rehearing arguing that the Second Circuit’s decision departs from Supreme Court precedent interpreting the agency records FOIA exemption. The Alliance supports strong open records and government transparency mechanisms under FOIA. Read more.
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