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- Main Title Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Background and Policy Options for the 112th Congress
- Series Title 112th Congress
Author: Ginsberg, WendyCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Analyst in American National Government
Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
- Creation: 2011-07-26
- Content Description: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA; 5 U.S.C. §552) enables any person to access—without explanation or justification—certain existing, identifiable, unpublished, executive branch agency records. Pursuant to FOIA, the public has presumptive access to requested agency records unless the material falls within any of FOIA's nine categories of exemption from disclosure. This report discusses FOIA's history, examines its implementation, and provides potential policy approaches for Congress.
- Physical Description: 27 pages.
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Freedom of information
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Civil liberties
- Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Government information
- Item is not a Primary Source
- Place Name: United States
Name: Congressional Research Service ReportsCode: CRSR
Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents DepartmentCode: UNTGD
- CRS Report Number: R41933
- Accession or Local Control No: R41933_2011Jul26
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc96711