FOIA

In an important step towards open goverment, Obama revives FOIA

By |2019-03-13T15:17:34-04:00January 27th, 2009|Blog|

On his first day in office, Barack Obama issued a memo reviving The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The memo states: “The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails.” This is a clear change from the policy of the Bush administration. As Slate puts it: Under Bush-Ashcroft, the presumption [...]