Putting TRAC to Work
  Legal and Scholarly
Harvard Law
December 12, 2016

HLS symposium focuses on transparency and freedom of information in the digital age
By Amy Aixi Zhang

The main conduit by which citizens can access government records is the federal Freedom of Information Act passed in 1966. But the process can be daunting; long delays by agencies due to limited staff resources or agenciesí efforts to control their public image can render once timely information irrelevant. And full denials to disclose may prompt an expensive stint in court. A 15-year analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that the annual number of Freedom of Information Act cases filed in federal court reached an all-time high of 498 in 2015.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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