DOJ Supports New Category of Secret Documents

The Obama Justice Department urged Congress this week to keep secret a whole new category of information, even under the Freedom of Information Act. Melanie Ann Pustay, director of the department's office of information policy, testified before the Senate that lawmakers need to outlaw public disclosures of material about cybersecurity, critical U.S. computer networks, industrial plants, pipelines and more, citing a 2011 Supreme Court decision that limits federal agencies' ability to protect critical infrastructure. Learn more in the Columbia Daily Herald