Admittedly buried in my story yesterday – “Justice Department Only Selectively Complies with Freedom of Information Act” – was the really big news: Pajamas Media has sued the Eric Holder run Justice Department under the Freedom of Information Act. Here is the complaint. Though I am happy to stand corrected, I believe this may mark a milestone – perhaps the first conservative new media litigation against a federal agency. Pajamas Media obviously takes the obligations under the Freedom of Information Act more seriously than does the Eric Holder Justice Department. In a world where new media like Pajamas will be at the forefront of information flow, new media also have a responsibility to compel government agencies to comply with the law when they break it, and the Justice Department has broken the law.
The lawsuit arises out of a nearly seven month outstanding request for information about new attorney hires since the inauguration. I discuss the details of the ignored FOIA request in the article linked above. It marks a sad exposure of the rank hypocrisy of the Most Transparent Administration in History.