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Freedom of Information Act

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  • State Dept: Most official email not auto-archived until Feb.

    The State Department said Friday it was unable to automatically archive the emails of most of its senior officials until last month, which could mean potential problems for historical record-keeping amid criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary...
  • New players replacing newspapers in seeking government info

    Newspapers were once the dominant force in dislodging documents and other records from reluctant federal government agencies, but a new crop of media players, advocacy groups and corporate interests now drive the release of information. The Freedom of...
  • Country experiences bout of early onset Clinton Fatigue

    She burned the tapes. Had Richard Nixon burned his tapes, he would have survived Watergate. Sure, there would have been a major firestorm, but no smoking gun. Hillary Rodham was a young staffer on the House Judiciary Committee investigating Nixon. She...
  • Media -- and citizens -- must fight roadblocks to records

    Media -- and citizens -- must fight roadblocks to records
    NEW YORK — It's getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. Authorities are undermining the laws that are supposed to guarantee citizens' right to information, turning the right to know into just...
  • Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security

    The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release — and for possible security lapses — after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State...
  • Document search costs part of public info struggle in W.Va.

    Two threats to government transparency loom large in West Virginia -- one dealing with a recent court decision allowing agencies to charge hourly fees for locating documents and a second being bills introduced in the Legislature with built-in exemptions...
  • Cost-related access challenges, solutions in 18 states

    Some recent developments regarding the cost of seeking access to information: CALIFORNIA The state Department of Motor Vehicles estimated a minimum charge of $19,950 in response to an Associated Press reporter's request last fall to determine whether...
  • Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know

    Police Should Not Be Deciding What Public Can Know
    A state with the nickname of Corrupticut should think hard about the wisdom of leaving entirely up to police whether to release important arrest records while a prosecution is pending. A 2014 state Supreme Court ruling allows police to withhold all...
  • Rules for saving, providing emails? Not for Congress

    Members of Congress who are demanding Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails are largely exempt from such scrutiny themselves. Congress makes its own rules, and has never subjected itself to open records laws that force agencies such as the State Department...
  • Letter: Sunshine Week puts light on the FOIA

    Sunshine Week, March 15 through 21, marks an annual nationwide discussion about access to public information and the important role that we have in keeping our communities healthy, vibrant and strong. It has been nearly 50 years since the Freedom of...
  • Freedom of information issues in all 50 states

    Freedom of information issues in all 50 states: ALABAMA Lawmakers are trying to shield the identities of companies and individuals who provide the state with the drugs used for lethal-injection executions. In mid-March, the state House of...