The Justice Department has dropped its controversial demand that a liberal advocacy group pay a $373,000 research fee before the DOJ would respond to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding how often the government has hidden court cases involving post-Sept. 11 immigrant detainees. But a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge in Washington, D.C., that the government would have trouble responding to the request because sealing cases "in their entirety" is "not as rare as it seems."
Feds Drop $373,000 FOIA Search Fee Demand
Daily Business Review
April 4, 2005