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FOIA News: Treasury sued to release ‘sensitive review’ policy holding back sensitive review FOIA

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin Schmidt1 Comment

Treasury sued to release ‘sensitive review’ policy holding back sensitive review FOIA

By Tony Ware, Federal Times, Nov. 7, 2016

The Cause of Action Institute has sued the Department of Treasury in order to procure records detailing the agency’s “sensitive review” policy.   

The CoA Institute, a nonprofit corporation concerned with government accountability, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 1 in order to compel public disclosure of policies that can delay Freedom of Information Act record requests. The CoA has been pursuing this information since June 2013, when it submitted a FOIA request to learn more about how politically sensitive or potentially embarrassing information can slow open records being fulfilled. 

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