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Judicial Watch v. Federal Communications Commission (No. 1:14-cv-01728)

Judicial Watch v. Federal Communications Commission (No. 1:14-cv-01728)

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

On October 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking “any and all records” relating to a controversial FCC “Critical Information Needs” (CIN) pilot study of how news media make editorial decisions on the stories they cover. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The Judicial Watch lawsuit, filed after the FCC failed to respond to a February 12 FOIA request, seeks the following:

Any and all records in the possession of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) relating to the Multi-Market Critical Information study to be conducted by the FCC, including, but not limited to, studies, memoranda and communications between FCC commissioners and/or staff members related to Multi-Market Critical Information Needs study.



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