48789075 story MIT Attempts To Block Release of Documents In Aaron Swartz Case 159 Posted by Soulskill on Friday July 19, 2013 @08:50AM from the actions-speak-louder-than-words dept. Dputiger writes "In the wake of activist Aaron Swartz's suicide, MIT launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to his initial arrest and felony charges. It's now clear that the move was nothing but a face-saving gesture. Moments before the court-ordered release of Swartz's Secret Service file under the Freedom of Information Act, MIT intervened, asking the judge to block the release. Supposedly this is to protect the identities of MIT staff who might be harassed — but government policy is to redact such information already."