In this post, Zack asked what would happen if observers of the military justice system were limited to getting their information through FOIA.  We have an ongoing case study.  Seven days ago, I submitted an electronic FOIA request to Navy OJAG’s Code 20 asking for the briefs filed at NMCCA in United States v. Salyer.  We commented on that case here and wondered whether the briefs discussed how the prosecutors gained access to the military judge’s personnel file.  I asked for a copy of the briefs to try to answer that question.  Seven days later, I’ve received no response.

Zack, does that answer your question?

4 Responses to “Navy OJAG FOIA request: Day 7”

  1. Zachary Spilman says:

    Sadly, yes. Particularly since you’re only trying to get the briefs. Imagine if you (or another member of the public, or of the press) wanted to get the entire record, including the document at issue…

  2. Tami says:

    They have 20 working days to respond.  Did you request expedited processing?

  3. Just Sayin' says:

    Try over a year and a half in my case.  

  4. rob klant says:

    But how, exactly, is it that similar official information is posted regularly on this blog, when it appears other requesters under FOIA are unable to obtain it?