Monthly Archives: July 2015

Applause for Brennan Center Lawsuit Challenging LLC Loophole

The Brennan Center for Justice has just sued the New York State Board of Elections, asking a state court to rule that the Board must close the “LLC Loophole,” which allows huge amounts of untraceable political donations to be funneled through LLCs. The Board of Elections opened the loophole in 1996 when it ruled that LLCs are […]

New Federal Policy Makes FOIA Responses Available to All

Federal agencies are starting to use the Freedom of Information Act to increase access to public records by putting each response to a FOIA request online. Currently, the E-FOIA amendments of 1996 require agencies to put records online which have been the subject of repeated (read: three) requests. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press notes: […]