Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cuban Offers to Pay for Faster FOIA Processing

2-tier FOIA in the US? ;)

The AM Law Daily has this piece on MarK Cuban's FOIA lawsuit with the SEC.  The SEC is dragging its feet on processing the request on a timely basis; so Cuban has offered to pay.  The SEC's Melinda Hardy is quoted as saying the SEC is now worried about wealthy individuals paying to have their requests processed first.  The answer to Ms. Hardy's worries is simple -- just process everything in a timely basis (and stop trying to redact everything) and you won't have a processing disparity between rich and poor.

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