Honolulu Civil Beat v. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Online publication Civil Beat challenged the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to disclose any documents concerning its investigations into public corruption and bribery that resulted in the convictions of former State Senator J. Kalani English and former State Representative Ty J.K. Cullen.  The FBI claimed that English and Cullen’s privacy interests outweighed the public’s interest in access to the investigation files.  The case is assigned to Judge Susan Oki Mollway.  No. 23-CV-216.