CIA Sued Over Info Request Fees

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 2:35 PM EST) -- A transparency advocacy group hit the CIA with a class action in Washington federal court on Wednesday seeking to kill a rule that allegedly imposes fees on a declassification process that had been largely free.

The CIA published a final rule in the Federal Register in September that established a new fee structure for mandatory declassification reviews and required parties requesting an MDR to agree to pay all search, review and copy fees, according to a complaint filed in federal court by National Security Counselors and...
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