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Friday, April 16, 2010

Holder Troubled by FOIA "Exceptions" used by Administration

Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee he was troubled by the findings of The Associated Press regarding FOIA statistics that showed the administration was citing FOIA exceptions to withhold records more often, even as requests for information has decreased. He said he would find out why the use of exceptions has increased, despite President Barack Obama's directions for more openness.

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