Dwight_Yeast: Back in the late 1960s, someone broke into the Philly FBI office and stole all the files one night. The FBI investigated, could never find anyone to blame it on, could never find the files and eventually shut down the entire office over the matter.I wonder what would happen if I filed some FOI requests for people I know had files during that era; my parents were in college, and then living near two major universities, which saw their fair share of radical activity. I know a number of our neighbors had to have files, and it wouldn't surprise me if my parents did as well, as my aunt was actually married to a Soviet citizen for a few years.
BarkingUnicorn: "$470,459 in attorneys' fees ""The money will go to the nonprofit First Amendment Project of Oakland, which represented Rosenfeld pro bono, and to the San Francisco law firm of Bryan Cave."
Jenna Tellya: BarkingUnicorn: "$470,459 in attorneys' fees ""The money will go to the nonprofit First Amendment Project of Oakland, which represented Rosenfeld pro bono, and to the San Francisco law firm of Bryan Cave."Didn't know you could win attorney's fees for pro bono work. My mind is blown, but congratulations to them!
Butthurted: I would call this a win, but I just realized that if the FBI coughs up the cash, it will be with our tax dollars. So was society on the winning or losing end of this judgement?
BarkingUnicorn: "$470,459 in attorneys' fees "I wonder how long the FBI will take to cut a check.
randomjsa: I'd say Obama's incompetence is spreading to the FBI but their incompetence predates his presidency.And his life.
SDRR: Justice Department attorneys, who represented the FBI, argued that the agency would have released the documents even if Rosenfeld hadn't filed suit. They said "bureaucratic difficulty, not recalcitrant behavior" slowed the releases.Oh, well nevermind then!WTF
casual disregard: SDRR
dwg: Of tax payers money. You're welcome!
jjorsett: FBI Taxpayers must pay S.F. journalist $470,000Yay, victory!When we take the money out of FBI employee's paychecks, THEN we win.
ggecko: Yeah, this is a real win for the taxpayers....
austerity101: ggecko: Yeah, this is a real win for the taxpayers....I am not comfortable living in a world where we are reluctant to sue the FBI simply because it might cost the taxpayers money.
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