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Letter to Attorney General Gonzales on FOIA Guidance Memo

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CJOG joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of Information and six other journalism organizations in urging Attorney General Alberto…

CJOG joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of Information and six other journalism organizations in urging Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to review and revise the “guidance” on the handling of FOIA requests sent by his predecessor to federal agencies in 2001. The John Ashcroft has been widely criticized by open government advocates because it puts a priority on legal justifications for withholding information rather than the public’s right of access as outlined in the legislation.

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