Cohen: Federal Judge Rebukes White House for Misleading Response to FOIA Request

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by Bonner Cohen
Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research
Heartlander Magazine

Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on May 9, the Obama administration had engaged in “bad faith” in its handling of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

CEI made its FOIA request to investigate assertions made by the White House about the existence of human-caused global warming…

“Judge Mehta is [not] the first, nor will he be the last, judge to say he’s had enough with the executive branch’s refusal to execute the law—in this case the Freedom of Information Act,” said David W. Schnare, general counsel for the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. “An angry electorate is fed up with this kind of Washington, DC, hide-the-ball government, and that is why we and CEI have had to go to the courts to bring big government back to the people.”

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