FOIA

This case involves a corporate trade group's challenge to 40 years of precedent limiting the government's ability to withhold information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). On...
Join Senior Staff Attorney Ghita Schwarz for a live briefing with the Practising Law Institute (PLI) on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Since 1966, the Freedom of Information Act has given the...
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other public records laws have long been critical tools at the core of the Center for Constitutional Rights' social justice work in support of community and...

Emails show surveillance of Louisiana organizations

These documents confirm that local pipeline opponents are being monitored by high-level intelligence officers in the Governor’s office coordinating between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies through the Fusion Center. Emails from an intelligence officer in the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) document the activity of two local organizations – the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and L’eau Est la Vie camp. Both emails were sent by James Waskom, director of GOHSEP appointed by the governor, to Chuck Carr Brown, head of the LDEQ.

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