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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

The Freedom of Information Act has been an important journalistic tool since its enactment, but sometimes a request for government records can involve information of a highly sensitive nature. National security is a high priority within the United States government and a FOIA request can include protected information that may jeopardize national security interests or [...]

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Stonewalling and secrecy are never positive for government entities. Many governmental agencies deny all requests for information and documents under the Freedom of Information Act as a matter of department policy. This situation requires a judicial order to fulfill the legal request. Some agencies do this just to make sure that the process is completely [...]

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The Freedom of Information Act was originally passed in 1966. Its purpose is to provide the public with a way to access information concerning activities of the Executive Branch of the United States Government. It has been amended several times to update provisions and to ensure that national security is not compromised through inappropriate release [...]

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

In a country where the government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people, there are still going to be some secrets that will need to be kept. These are the ones that pertain to national security as it truly is, not as some politician decides it is. For [...]

Monday, May 28th, 2012

While the Freedom of Information Act is a part of life, and there won’t be a ton of people telling you that the idea or the entire act is a terrible thing. However, many people believe that there should be some sort of limiting factor on the requests that people can make using the provisions [...]

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

FOIA is an acronym that stands for Freedom of Information Act. It is an important act because it helps people understand what their government is doing. They can realize what goes on behind the scenes, so they won’t get stuck with the negative ramifications of laws that have been passed but are wreaking havoc on [...]

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The question of secrecy has been one that has vexed mankind since Eve failed to keep her secret about eating from the Forbidden Tree in Eden. If Eve had kept her secret would Adam still be in Eden? Family secrets are best told to the entire family if some members know the secrets since family [...]