FBI Loses FOIA Suit over Program to Fire Gay Employees

Overview


Paul Thompson said the McDermott pro bono team which secured a federal court ruling that the FBI’s response to the Mattachine Society’s FOIA request for 1950’s documents on a purge of LGBT government employees was “pleased that the court has ordered the expansion of the DOJ’s inadequate search,” and hopes to devise “an appropriate search for documents so that we may prevent the erasure of this important period of time in LGBT history.” Team members included Irene Firippis, Lisa Linsky, Michael Huttenlocher, Lisa Gerson and Krista Meany.