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November 4, 2011

By Dana Liebelson

Did Your FOIA Request Really Not Exist--Or is That Just What the DOJ Told You?



dana liebelson The Department of Justice (DOJ) came to its senses on Thursday and scrapped a controversial proposal that would model the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on the first rule of Fight Club. Then it backpedaled by saying it has actually been misleading FOIA requesters about the existence of certain documents for the last nearly 25 years--the proposed rule would have just put the practice into its regulations.

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