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POGO Joins Comments in Support of Public Access to Consumer Complaints Database

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January 30, 2012

POGO joined an amicus brief submitted by Public Citizen to the D.C. Circuit in CREW v. Federal Election Commission, an important Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case on exhaustion of administrative remedies. CREW seeks to overturn the lower court’s interpretation of FOIA, which makes it much harder for a requester to challenge agency delay under FOIA.  If adopted by the D.C. Circuit, it could have detrimental consequences for all of our work and close the courthouse doors to countless FOIA requesters.

To read the amicus brief, click here.

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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