Here's the latest on a couple of FOIA matters:
The ACLU and the Center for Popular Democracy have sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency for documents concerning the FHFA's relationship with the financial industry and the agency's efforts to block cities efforts to block foreclosures by using eminent domain. Five years into the Obama Administration, the FHFA is still ran by a Bush holdover, who has made comments hostile to FOIA. For instance, in the past he has stated that the FOIA should not be made to apply to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac even though these institutions have been in government conservertership for over half a decade.
The Republican National Committee has filed a FOIA request for information on the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) issues with "back end systems." As agencies have 20 working days to respond to FOIA's, it is likely that this request is a publicity stunt to gather press (which I guess I am guilty of for putting this on the blog). As Republican's control the House of Representatives, they, of course, will be able to get these documents without any redactions in their oversight roles.