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March 11, 2013

Gov't wielded security as a shield to deny the most FOIA requests yet under Obama
By Ms. Smith

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse conducted a study in which it found "there were more court complaints asking federal judges to force the government to abide by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) during the first term of the Obama Administration than there were in the last term of President Bush." In fact, the FOIA Project added, an earlier report found that "four years into his administration, and after issuing general guidelines, Attorney General Eric Holder had done little of a concrete nature to implement many of those same guidelines, and that the Justice Department continues to defend whatever information the agencies choose to withhold from the public."

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