FOIA Wars: The Government Strikes Back

Communications Lawyer
Monday, October 1, 2018

When first enacted, laws protecting the public's right of access to information about their government were lauded as a new hope for transparency.  Anyone could ask for records about the people's business, and the government was required to give them access, subject to certain limitations that balanced competing interests in certain circumstances (e.g., national security, law-enforcement investigations, legally privileged information, trade secrets, etc.).

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