FOIA Public-Interest, Media Fee Waivers

DC Circ. Clarifies FOIA Public-Interest, Media Fee Waivers

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently rejected a lower court ruling under the Freedom of Information Act that had imposed burdensome requirements on a fledgling nonprofit’s eligibility for public-interest or news-media fee waivers.

The court of appeals’ decision in Cause of Action v. Federal Trade Commission — the first ruling in more than two decades to address the issue — will make it more difficult for agencies to deny fee waivers to the news media and other organizations serving the public’s interest. …
https://www.law360.com/articles/703552/dc-circ-clarifies-foia-public-interest-media-fee-waivers

 

Court upholds broad FOIA fee exemption for media & groups

Advocacy groups and nontraditional news outlets should have an easier time avoiding fees under the Freedom of Information Act under a decision issued Tuesday by a federal appeals court in Washington.

The ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said the Federal Trade Commission and a district court had been too dismissive of fee waivers sought by a fledgling conservative group, Cause of Action, when it filed FOIA requests with the FTC. …
http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2015/08/court-upholds-broad-foia-fee-exemption-for-media-groups-212930

The ruling U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (posted here)

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