April 20, 2005
Mimi Hull, President
ASSOCIATION OF U S WEST RETIREES
Board Members and general membership
This is a follow-up to my April 6, 2005,
report regarding the Hull v. Department of Labor
(Freedom of Information Act - FOIA) lawsuit filed in the Denver
Today, I filed a response to the "Motion for Summary
Judgment" filed on April 1, 2005, by the United States Attorney
representing the Department of Labor (DOL). A copy of that
document is attached hereto.
We have asked the Court to conduct an in camera
inspection of the remaining documents the DOL has refused to
produce under the FOIA. For instance, the DOL is withholding
24 witness statements, The DOL states emphatically that "public
access to documents revealing the status of the investigation
could trigger public interference with the investigation, and
therefore hamper its progress."
Of course, the "investigation" is now 4 years old.
I will send you an update about what happens.