Gerstein also brought us the news that vice president Cheney's lawyers were employing a questionable "mosaic theory" defense as to why not a single shred of information should leave their office and enter public view.
He also was first-to-print with the claims that Jose Padilla had been forcibly administered an LSD-like hallucinogen by his military captors, which -- though outlandish -- have yet to be meaningfully refuted. About a week ago, the blog Secrecy News reported that the Navy (who is acting as Padilla's jailer) has recently tightened its regulations on how prisoners in its custody can be given drugs against their will.
On a rare occasion, we've taken issue with his work -- Gerstein in April wrote a story about a classified 2003 State Department memo which mentioned Valerie Plame but did not refer to her as "undercover" or in a secret role, and concluded her identity and profession was therefore not secret.
But reasonable people disagree. And so we salute your efforts, Josh Gerstein, and look forward to hearing what you learn in your FOIA fight.