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FOIA Lawsuit: The Scientology Files

Emma Best, an independent journalist who specializes in FOIA, filed an ambitious FOIA request seeking the FBI's Scientology file. Unbelievably (or predictably, by FBI standards), she was told by the FBI's FOIA office that the subject of her request was not specific enough, as though the agency is not familiar with the Church of Scientology.

When Best appealed administratively, she was denied on "modified" grounds; specifically, that the request would take too long to process. Cue trombone.

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