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InsiderOnline Blog: March 2013

A Transparency Crisis?

You may have heard about the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests. As Mark Tapscott notes in his column on Sunshine Week (this week), CEI isn’t the only requester having trouble getting the government to release its records: “A recent study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University found a 28 percent increase in the number of FOIA suits filed during the last two years of Obama’s first term, compared to the last two years of President George W. Bush’s second term, from 562 to 720 cases.” [The Washington Examiner, March 10]

Posted on 03/15/13 02:47 PM by Alex Adrianson

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