I was bored. At 4 in the morning. And I had just received a summary of a story about someone who sent an FOIA request to US Customs and Border Protection.
So I decided to do the same.
Here’s a redacted copy of my letter to CBP requesting two categories of records.
If you’re a (non-)resident alien, try it too — you can use this as a template!
This kind of violence on a defenceless victim should be condemned and strictly prosecuted. The Chicago police and prosecutors have a responsibility to bring those involved to justice.
April 4, 2011
TheStar.com: Would-be lawyer rejected for poor character.
The 29-year-old did exceptionally well in high school. He was at the top of his class at Osgoode Hall Law School. He won summer jobs at Canada’s top legal firms.
But in September, Manilla’s application to become a lawyer was rejected by the Law Society of Upper Canada when he failed to meet its “good character” requirement because of his aggressive and bizarre conduct as a member of his condo’s board.
Imagine studying for 10+ years to enter the profession, and being denied entry! This is a lesson to all would-be lawyers: act morally, no matter what.
July 15, 2010
« Read how it all started in Part 1. Synopsis While the initial controversy about the Thesis-not-being-under-GPL issue was focused on themes and derivative works, an unclear area that probably needs to be resolved in court, it seems there is … Continue reading
July 15, 2010
Twitter erupted into argument last night in a fairly important battle for open source, the GPL, and WordPress. At the centre of the issue is a theme framework called Thesis which plugs into WordPress, sold with a restrictive license that … Continue reading
July 21, 2009
I’ve been receiving these letters every single year a few months before any one of my domains is set to expire. This company is clearly harvesting WHOIS data in violation of their ICANN agreement to send official-looking “expiration notices” to … Continue reading
April 28, 2008
Civil Liberties vs. National Security in a Post-9/11 World (ISBN 1-59102-234-7): This is an excellent book that I started reading recently. It discusses various issues surrounding the U.S. government following the events of September 11, 2001. The major sections in … Continue reading