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My FOIA request for the Szlackin report will result in me getting at least a redacted copy of the report before the end of 2017

Created by btrettel on 2017-08-15; known on 2018-01-01; judged wrong by btrettel on 2018-01-01.

  • btrettel estimated 90% on 2017-08-15
  • btrettel said “I filed on 2017-04-20. I’ve done FOIA requests before. This one is very slow. The relevant agency seems intent on stalling, despite the fact that the report is 70 years old, not classified, not sensitive in any way I can tell, and already digitized.on 2017-08-15
  • btrettel said “Despite that, I feel that with enough prodding they’ll give me a copy of the document.on 2017-08-15
  • Alti Camelus estimated 75% and said “I guess it is possible that the will to stall exceeds the desire to avoid further prodding, but it sounds as if you are on top of this.on 2017-08-15
  • themusicgod1 estimated 51% on 2017-08-15
  • btrettel said “Update: They are still working on requests from 2016 and are doing the requests in the order received. I asked if this means that my request will be delayed further because they restarted it at some point, adding time to the clock. Waiting now.on 2017-08-16
  • btrettel estimated 50% on 2017-09-03
  • btrettel said “I was told about two months ago that the FOIA request should be completed in about two months or less. Still waiting.on 2017-10-18
  • btrettel   judged this prediction wrong on 2018-01-01.
  • btrettel said “Still active. Was transfered to another agency relatively recently. Heard nothing since then. This is the oldest active FOIA request I have by far.on 2018-01-01
  • btrettel said “This request was eventually denied for an invalid reason. I’m working on an appeal and have been in contact with a few lawyers. Will make another prediction on this later.on 2018-08-21
  • btrettel said “My appeal worked. I received a minimally redacted document a few weeks ago. Took them long enough.on 2018-12-02