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June 13, 2023
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April 19, 2023
The co-directors of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) filed this Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Immigrations and…
February 02, 2023
In October 2020, the Occupational Safety & Health Law Project (OSH Law Project) submitted to the Department of Labor a…
October 14, 2022
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March 03, 2022
Zayn-al Abidin Muhammad Husayn (Abu Zubaydah) is currently held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Abu Zubaydah was…
February 25, 2022
In January 2018, Nick Surgey, Co-Director of Documented and an investigative journalist, sent a request under the Freedom of Information…
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