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Columbia Journalism Review
February 1, 2012

To Sue or Not to Sue?
By Erin Siegel

According to the FOIA Project, a web venture of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse and Syracuse University that aims to “bring transparency to the process by which the U.S. government withholds information,” a total of 379 FOIA-related lawsuits were filed against U.S. federal government agencies in fiscal year 2011. The FOIA Project tracks litigation by routinely performing PACER searches of the courts, and posting the findings online in blog form. Those 379 cases were, it noted, an increase of 27 percent from the year before.

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