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FOIA News: FOIA suits cost $36 million in 2016

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Obama's Final Year: US Spent $36 Million in Records Lawsuits

Ted Bridis, Associated Press, Mar. 14, 2017

The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.

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