June 4, 2012 – Jefferson Morley’s quest for records on George Joannides, the CIA case officer who managed the DRE at the time Lee Harvey Oswald was in contact with it, survived a second trip to the Court of Appeals. But the victory was a narrow one, ruling that on remand to the District Court the CIA will have to once again review 294 documents withheld in their entireties to determine whether other exemption claims cover all the now non-exempt "Exemption 2" materials, or whether all or some of the Exemption 2 materials are segregable and can be released, perhaps with some Exemption 1 (national security) materials as well. The judgment is posted together with a memorandum which explains the Court’s ruling and an indication of what lies ahead in District Court.
June 12, 2012 – Today the National Archives has reversed a 2010 commitment for declassification and decided instead to withhold records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Attached is a press release from the Assassination Archives and Research Center and a copy of the letter from Gary Stern, General Counsel of the National Archives announcing this decision. There is contact information on the press release for further information.
October 30, 2013 – Today the AARC announces the JFK Assassination Archive, a personal research station on a USB hard disk. Produced in a joint venture with History Matters and the Mary Ferrell Foundation, this disk contains over 1 million pages of JFK records along with unparalleled research tools to access them. For full details including screenshots, and to order, visit the JFK Assassination Archive home page on the Mary Ferrell website.