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December 21, 2012

FOI Notes: Measuring Transparency, Calls for Papers, Reports, More

The 18-month-old FOIA Project announced enhancements: “improving the search tools, expanding coverage, adding statistics and allowing users to upload their own documents.” The case search tool permits searches defendant organization and sub-organization, and by the plaintiff’s attorney, among other things. Coverage has been expanded to include district court cases filed, closed or updated any time since Oct. 1, 2004, as well as judicial opinions issued for such cases. The sponsoring organization, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), also recently issued a study showing that there were more court complaints asking federal judges to force the government to abide by the Freedom of Information Act during the first term of the Obama administration than there were in the last term of President Bush.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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