thefordprefect seems to want to make a point on CA:
http://www.justice.gov/oip/foia_updates/Vol_XIX_4/page2.htm …(i) Research data is defined as the recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings, but not any of the following: Preliminary analyses, drafts of scientific papers, plans for future research, peer reviews, or communications with colleagues. This “recorded” material excludes physical objects ( e.g. , laboratory samples). Research data also do not include:
thefordprefect is asking a very simple question:
Can you point to any FOIA statement that negates this?
thefordprefect’s argument is simple:
US emails do not fall into FOI even destroying them would not be illegal.
thefordprefect leaves an interesting comment:
McIntyre – just WHAT is the public entitled to???? An answer would be nice before you delete this post too.
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