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Case Disclosed

“Much Ado About Nothing:” NYC Withholds Information on Empty Internet Piping

April 12, 2017
By David Hoffman

If you ever want to ruin a party in NYC (and/or potentially start a riot), just say the names Time Warner, RCN, Verizon, etc. and watch the anger snowball.

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FBI’s Secret Gag Orders Challenged Before the Ninth Circuit

April 12, 2017
By Delbert Tran

Not only does the Government have the power to issue secret subpoenas demanding your personal information from private companies—it has the power to prohibit those companies from speaking about what has taken place.

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The Exemption 7 Escape from Government Disclosure of Sensitive, Non-classified Information

April 12, 2017
By John Brinkerhoff

One of FOIA’s strongest exemptions is, unsurprisingly, for classified information.

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Supreme Court Avoids Broad Ruling on Free Speech in Credit Card Case

April 1, 2017
By Cortelyou Kenney, Amy Kapczynski

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the manner in which a New York law prohibits merchants from imposing credit card surcharges amounts to a regulation of their speech.

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