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Remembering the 12-Year Fight for the Freedom of Information Act

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The Freedom of Information Act became law 41 years ago because of a 12-year battle waged by a stubborn congressman from central California, often taking on the White House, writes Michael R. Lemov for the Neiman Watchdog. Lemov tells the story of Congressman John E. Moss and his frustration with government secrecy. Virtually every federal agency opposed Moss’s bill, saying it would cripple their operations. It’s a story worth reading and remembering as efforts continue to bring FOIA reform legislation (S 849) to a vote in the Senate. (7/3/07)