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FOIA News: FOIA is "so hot," says Miami law school

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

FOIA: So Hot Right Now

Jenny Ledig, University of Miami Law Review, Apr. 26, 2017

A president riding into office on the mantra “drain the swamp” might suggest an administration that would embrace the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act, facilitating government transparency and accountability. But now, after President Trump’s 100th day in office, his team so far shows no intention of increasing transparency under his administration.

History has shown us that when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), even with the best of intentions, a president’s aspirations can often diverge from reality when in office. Thankfully, the party not occupying the White House is always eager to offer constructive criticism, from Representative Jason Chaffetz’s “FOIA is Broken: A Report” to Representative Henry Waxman’s “Secrecy in the Bush Administration.”

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