Judicial Watch, Citizens United Submit FOIAs for Osama bin Laden Media

It could be the first of many:

Under the Freedom of Information Act, the agencies have 20 business days legally to respond.

“President Obama’s decision not to release the bin Laden photos is at odds with his promises to make his administration the most transparent in history. Judicial Watch hopes its FOIA requests will provide a mechanism to release these records in an orderly fashion in compliance with the FOIA law. President Obama’s reluctance to ‘spike the football’ is not a lawful reason for withholding these historic public documents from the American people. We are prepared to go to court to obtain this information,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

The request follows:

Dod Osama Op Foia Request 05042011

Citizens United has also filed a request:

Citizens United Bin Laden FOIA Request

Will they work? An ex-Justice Department official says that the Obama Administration might be forced to release them.