A Miami federal judge Thursday denied the FBI’s request to delay for 90 days a trial to decide whether certain secret records about 9/11 should be made public.
The trial before U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga remains on schedule for the week of March 6.
“The FBI had 21 months to produce the records. There was no reason to allow further delay,” said attorney Thomas Julin, who represents the Florida Bulldog.
The nonprofit news site’s corporate parent, Broward Bulldog Inc., sued the Justice Department and the FBI in June after three of its Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests seeking records generated by the 9/11 Review Commission received no response from the FBI. The Meese Commission, as it also is known, was authorized by Congress to conduct an “external” review of the FBI’s response to the attacks and to evaluate new evidence. It issued its final report in March 2015.