From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 07:06:37 -0500 Archived: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 07:06:37 -0500 Subject: Feds Back Down From Legalizing Government Lies Source: TheRegister.Co.UK http://tinyurl.com/6oa32wj 4th November 2011 Feds Back Down From Legalizing Government Lies Freedom of information act rescued by powerful republican By Rik Myslewski The US Department of Justice has dropped a controversial proposed ruling that would have allowed them to say that records don't exist when, in fact, they do =96 a response that in the vernacular might simply be called lying. "The Justice Department decided that misleading the American people would be wrong, and made the right decision to pull the proposed regulation," wrote Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, in a response to the DoJ's decision. Grassley had a dog in this fight. On October 28, he sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder in response to proposed DoJ guidelines that would permit that department to respond to citizens' Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by claiming that the materials being requested simply did not exist. [More at site... ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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