FOIA Responses May Get Faster

In one of his last decisions of the year on Monday, December 31, 2007, President Bush signed into law the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reform bill (S. 2488).

For the first time, there will be a penalty for agencies who do not comply with the FOIA’s time limits.

Those of us who make open records requests, know that agencies tend to drag their feet in order to increase the expense to the requesters. Maybe this new law will reduce some of the hassle.
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