The United States Department of Education was
served with a Freedom Of Information form requesting documents to be
inserted in the data bank. While many had been provided, many were not. A
Department appeal was taken. Additional documents were received but again,
many were missing. A lawsuit was brought in the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York. Again, more documents were
produced. The court has reached a thirty
four page decision. To
comply with that decision
the Department has provided an additional 1,857 pages on 13 countries.
As it is believed there are additional records
that should be produced an appeal has been taken to a higher court.