Direct attempts to rescind laws that once protected citizens have begun in earnest (see http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/972-beverly-k-eakman/9641-justice-dept-targets-freedom-of-information-act): A Justice Dept. that is already under fire has taken the audacious step of targeting the Freedom on Information Act, a law first enacted by liberal Democrats back when it was to their advantage. Today, not so much… Among the proposed changes: lying to requesters about the existence of documents. Due to the outcry, the Dept. just rescinded (for now) that particular section, but insiders say it is strengthening other aspects of the proposal to make it difficult-to-impossible for requesters to secure information.