DOJ quest to weaken FOIA still going strong

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 1:47pm

From the National Security Archive's blog, Unredacted:

As we recently reported, the Department of Justice was considering amending its FOIA regulations so that it could lie to FOIA requesters and deny the existence of certain documents.

Fortunately, after the condemnation of Senators Grassley, Udall, and Leahy, the ACLU, Openthegovernment.org, and many, many others, the Department of Justice abandoned the proposed regulation.

Despite this FOIA victory, the fight is not over. The DOJ is attempting to push through a dozen other changes to its FOIA regulations, some of which are just as alarming as that which was taken off the table.