Freedom From Information Act (FFIA)

Guest essay by Charles Battig No, that is not a mistake. FFIA is the unofficial, but real operative world of bureaucracy, which has its own interpretation of the official Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). For those who have wished to probe the nooks and crannies of   government at all levels, the original act provides a…

Tough questions about FOIA abuse to the University of Delaware

Readers may recall this story:The Climate Wars and the University of Delaware. Now, there’s some tough questions that need answers. From: The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley 27 Queen Street | Edinburgh | EH2 1JX The Hon. Beau Biden, Attorney General, State of Delaware attorney.general@state.de.us Sir, Title 29 Ch. 100: Freedom of Information Act §10005 (e) (enforcement)…

White House Science Advisor John Holdren sued over emails

CEI Files Lawsuit against Office of Science and Technology Policy The Competitive Enterprise Institute has sued the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to produce the work-related emails of its director, John Holdren, that were sent from a private email account and thus hidden from the Freedom of Information Act and archiving laws.…

The IPCC And Proprietary Rights – Does The Law Trump Justice?

Nothing is so burdensome as a secret. French proverb Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Attempts to get critical information from agents of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meet with little success. Why? They claim immediate response to their work is mandatory for planetary survival and time is running out. Here is what…

Decision in the Mann/UVa case, a blow to open science

Supreme Court of VA sides with University, secrecy, and Mann.  The previously claimed destruction of Mann emails now to begin. In this appeal, we consider whether the Circuit Court of Prince William County (“trial court”) erred by denying a request for disclosure of certain documents under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“VFOIA”), Code §…