Federal Documents – PRM FOIA Requests

Since 2009, PRM has obtained hundreds of thousands of pages of government documents, which it archives for public research purposes.  The requests are listed by agency, with the topic of each request described.  Please contact PRM for access to the source documents.

Freedom of Information Act Request – Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services FOIA request for documents relating to correspondence between CMS and Minnesota State Senator John Marty; documents relating to CMS determinations made about Minnesota’s 1115 Medicaid waiver.

Freedom of Information Act paperwork – Central Intelligence Agency
FOIA paperwork seeking records of CIA payments made to Laotian citizens from December 1, 1968, to December 31, 1968.

Freedom of Information Act – Department of Defense
FOIA request seeking information related to Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt’s service on a Department of Defense advisory committee.

Freedom of Information Act Request – Defense Intelligence Agency
FOIA request seeking contracts between the Defense Intelligence Agency and various tech companies, including Palantir Technologies.

Freedom of Information Act – Department of Homeland Security
FOIA request seeking inter-agency correspondence and other information related to prior U.S. Coast Guard FOIA request 2010-2784.

Freedom of Information Act Request – Department of the Interior
FOIA request seeking information relating to proposed mining operations in or near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Freedom of Information Act – Department of Justice
FOIA request seeking legal memos, minimization procedures, and correspondence related to mass data mining programs mentioned in 2013 Guardian press reports.

Freedom of Information Act – Department of Justice
FOIA request seeking correspondence between White House and U.S. Department of Justice relating to use of the Espionage Act to prosecute journalists; other records related to use of law enforcement tools to obtain records from journalists.

Freedom of Information Act Request – Environmental Protection Agency
FOIA request seeking information relating to proposed mining operations in or near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Freedom of Information Act Request – Environmental Protection Agency
FOIA request seeking correspondence between EPA and Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan regarding proposed mining operations in northern Minnesota.

Freedom of Information Act Request – Environmental Protection AgencyFOIA request seeking correspondence between EPA staff and Trump presidential transition team.

Freedom of Information Act – Federal Aviation Administration
FOIA paperwork seeking documents related to licenses for UAV drone operation in the state of Minnesota.

Freedom of Information Act Request – Federal Aviation Administration
FOIA request seeking information relating to drone operations conducted in Minnesota by the U.S. Border Patrol, or by other entities under certificate of operation numbers 2012-CSA-65-COA and 2012-CSA-74-COA.

Freedom of Information Act – Federal Aviation Administration
FOIA request seeking information on drone accidents and crashes between January 1, 2014 and June 25, 2015.

Freedom of Information Act – Federal Aviation Administration
FOIA request seeking records on drone accidents, incidents in Minnesota.

Freedom of Information Act – Federal Bureau of Investigation
FOIA request seeking FBI files related to Minnesota-based peace activist Marvin “Marv” Davidov. Davidov died on January 14, 2012

Freedom of Information Act – Federal Bureau of Investigation
FOIA paperwork seeking documents related to Clifford Spiegelman, a professor at Texas A&M University.

Freedom of Information Act – Federal Bureau of Investigation
Request seeking FBI records on incarcerated gang member Sharif Willis

Freedom of Information Act – National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA request for FBI records on anti-war activist Marv Davidov held by the National Archives.

Freedom of Information Act paperwork – Office of Legal Counsel
FOIA paperwork seeking OLC legal opinions relating to Title X, subtitle A, of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (the Federal Assault Weapons Ban.)

Freedom of Information Act paperwork – Office of Legal Counsel
FOIA paperwork seeking opinions relating to the legal basis for the UAV drone attack that targeted US-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. In the same request, PRM also sought legal opinions relating to the lethal-force targeting of persons inside the United States. PRM sued DOJ over access to the later category of documents. The litigation resulted in DOJ claiming, under oath, that no such opinions existed within OLC as of April of 2012. PRM successfully sought legal fees in the litigation.

Freedom of Information Act paperwork – Office of Legal Counsel
FOIA paperwork seeking opinions and memoranda relating to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA).

Freedom of Information Act – Office of Legal Counsel
FOIA request seeking a more limited subset of items sought in PRM’s January 11, 2012 FOIA request to OLC. April 23, 2012. Request relates to the detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

Freedom of Information Act Request – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
FOIA request seeking information relating to proposed mining operations in or near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Freedom of Information Act paperwork – U.S. Coast Guard
FOIA paperwork seeking contracts between the U.S. Coast Guard and the private security company Talon Security. In footage captured by New Orleans television station WDSU, individuals claiming to work for Talon Security attempted to prevent reporter Scott Walker from speaking to clean-up workers in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Freedom of Information Act Paperwork – U.S. DOD/Pentagon 9/11
FOIA paperwork related to a request to obtain copies of September 11, 2001 surveillance camera footage from the Pentagon, and the Marine Corps Annex overlooking the Pentagon. Request was made in order to obtain video footage of the 9/11 event at the Pentagon for use in the documentary program “Security and the Constitution,” as well as for the public record.

Freedom of Information Act paperwork – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
FOIA paperwork seeking contracts between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the private security company Talon Security. In footage captured by New Orleans television station WDSU, individuals claiming to work for Talon Security attempted to prevent reporter Scott Walker from speaking to clean-up workers in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Freedom of Information Act Request – U.S. Forest Service
FOIA request seeking information relating to proposed mining operations in or near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Freedom of Information Act Request – U.S. Forest Service
FOIA request seeking correspondence between staff of the U.S. Forest Service and members of the Trump presidential transition team.

Freedom of Information Act – U.S. Marshals Service
Request seeking records related to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Freedom of Information Act – U.S. Special Operations Command
FOIA request seeking documents relating to 2012 urban warfare training exercises conducted by the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Freedom of Information Act – U.S. Special Operations Command
FOIA request seeking documents relating to 2014 urban warfare training exercises conducted by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regimen.

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