Fees for FOI Request to DOJ Could Top $400,000

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 31, 2005

The DOJ has estimated fees at $372,999 for a FOIA request made by People for the American Way. The group’s efforts to obtain copies of documentation pertaining to cases involving 9-11 detainees has been underway since 2003. Additional information about the matter and the government’s justification for the fees is detailed in this Daily Business Review article.

  • Related documentation from Findlaw: “A Federal Judge holds 1) that military tribunals set up by the U.S. Department of Defense on Guantanamo Bay are unconstitutional, and 2) that terror suspects may challenge their continued detentions.” Unclassified version of Judge Green’s opinion, for public release, dated January 31, 2005 (75 pages, PDF).
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