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Feb 27 15

Now Featuring Case Summaries & Issue Annotations

by Greg Munno
Harry Hammitt has joined the FOIA Project team

Harry Hammitt has joined the FOIA Project team

The results of an extensive new effort by the FOIA Project to annotate Freedom of Information Act lawsuits are beginning to show up on FOIAproject.org.

Harry Hammitt, a widely recognized expert on FOIA and the publisher of Access Reports, has joined the FOIA Project team. He has begun to tag cases by the specific issues involved and to add case and opinion summaries to the Project’s comprehensive collection of every court case in which a federal agency has been sued under FOIA since Oct. 1, 1996. That’s more than 27,000 court documents from more than 8,500 federal district and circuit FOIA court cases.

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Feb 4 15

Introducing Interactive Agency Pages

by Greg Munno
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A new FOIA Project feature allows users to generate a dashboard of FOIA metrics for every federal agency that has been sued under the Freedom of Information Act since 2001.

Free, open to the public, and available at http://foiaproject.org/lawsuits-show-agency, users can search for any of these 640 agencies. Depending on whether the agency has been sued under FOIA and how frequently, the page will load varying amounts of information, including: read more…

Dec 22 14

FOIA Suits Jump In 2014

by Greg Munno
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More freedom of information lawsuits were brought against the federal government in fiscal year 2014 than in any year since at least 2001, according to a new analysis of court records by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).

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Feb 23 14

Welcome!

by Greg Munno
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The goal of FOIA Project is to provide the public with timely and complete information about every instance in which the federal government grants or withholds records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Updated daily, this “FOIA accountability engine” now includes detailed information on every case that challenges government withholding in federal court. And we have started expanding coverage to decisions on FOIA administrative requests on an agency-by-agency basis. Check out our “News” page to see the very latest additions to the FOIA Project’s case, opinion, and appellate listings.
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