NFOIC’s FOI Friday for December 16, 2011

A few items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier:

Obama administration makes some transparency gains; challenges remain

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and released a joint report, Measuring Transparency Under the FOIA: The Real Story Behind the Numbers, analyzing the government’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) data for 2010 and how it compares to the previous administration’s data.


Judge sets hearing in FOIA complaint


ACCOMAC, Va. — A General District judge set a noon hearing Jan. 11 to consider motions in a case in which Onancock resident Charles Landis claims the town violated the Freedom of Information Act by holding an illegal closed meeting.

Landis also claims the town violated the law by giving him a redacted version of the new town manager's employment contract — which Landis requested in August and received in October.