Supremes say "enough" in Foster case

(March 31, 2004) — (Undated-AP) -- The U-S Supreme Court ruled today that the government does not have to release 11-year-old photographs from the suicide of Clinton administration White House lawyer Vincent Foster. Like Clinton, Foster was from Hope. The unanimous decision makes it more difficult to use a public records law to access law enforcement records. Justices said the privacy rights of survivors outweigh the benefits of releasing some photographs. A California attorney had sought the pictures, saying they might prove that Foster was murdered as part of a White House cover-up. Multiple investigations determined that a depressed Foster shot himself in the head at a Civil War-era park in Virginia in 1993. The 48-year-old longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton was handling several personal legal matters for them at the time.