The Institute frequently relies on the Freedom of Information Act and the First Amendment to seek and, where necessary, litigate for access to official documents that we believe would improve the public’s ability to understand government conduct and policy. Our Reading Rooms present these documents in a way that makes them easier to search, understand, and analyze.
The OLC's Opinions
Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit
Press-related prosecutions under the Espionage Act
Legal filings in Espionage Act prosecutions of individuals accused of disclosing information to the press and public
The CDC's Employee Speech Policies
Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for the CDC's policies on employee speech
The Intelligence Agencies' "Duty to Warn"
Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for records on the U.S. government's "duty to warn" Jamal Khashoggi
Ideological Screening at the Border
Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for records on the "extreme vetting" program