Government entities have a variety of ways to avoid complying with laws they find inconvenient. One is to slow-walk requests for records or other documentation when the results might cast them in a bad light. Or when they may reveal that they were acting in a blatantly illegal and/or unconstitutional manner. Back in 2015, the […]
A legal response filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claims a Freedom of Information Act-related complaint improperly targets them. “The ATF is not an ‘agency’ within the meaning of the F.O.I.A., 5 U.S.C. § 552 (f) (1), and is, therefore, not a proper party defendant,” the response claims . . .