Tuesday, January 13, 2009

CIA Pays $350,000 in FOIA Case

To the National Security Archive, for attorney's fees, according to FOIA Blog:
CIA Pays Out $350,000 in Attorneys Fees

Recently, I reported on the National Security Archive's victory over the CIA in its attempt to be treated as a member of the news media.

Subsequently, the parties entered into an agreement in which the Archive's attorneys received $350,000 in attorney fees for work on the matter. Hopefully, agencies will think out their positions before forcing litigation that results in the payment of these fees, which now under the OPEN Government Act of 2007 come from agency budgets.

The stipulated agreeement can be found here.