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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Much, much more on the threatened FOIA ombud move...

If this was to be done on the sly, well, fat chance.

Read more here, including this nugget:

More than 30 open-government groups (including the NFOIC) have signed a letter they will deliver this week to Capitol Hill, "to highlight for congressional appropriators the executive branch's attempt to re-write the law -- signed only five weeks ago by the President," Chris Green, program associate at OpenTheGovernment.org said in an e-mailed request for signatures.


Sens. Cornyn and Leahy don't like the move at all. Not one bit...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

the first time an agency FOIA official is disciplined for failing to comply with FOIA, the need for an ombudsman will greatly diminish.

But the Office of Special Counsel, which has responsibility to investigate possible malfeasance by FOIA officials has failed to comply with this responsibility for almost 20 years and the FOI community gives it a "free pass."

Charles Davis said...

Tell me more.....

CD