Department of Justice Ordered to Release
Washington, D.C. -- A federal court has ruled that under the Freedom of Information Act the Justice Department must provide TRAC with additional information about the government's enforcement of the law. The September 8, 2006 ruling by Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia significantly expands the range of data that the DOJ is required to provide TRAC.
TRAC's continuing legal efforts to obtain the Justice Department information -- going back for a decade -- have involved numerous administrative requests and two separate court actions brought with the pro bono assistance of the Public Citizen Litigation Group.
Judge Friedman's ruling ordered the DOJ to turn over to TRAC various categories of information that it previously has withheld, including the following: