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FOIA News: The SEC Guide to FOIA Appeals

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

The Securities and Exchange Commission's guide to better FOIA appeals

Beryl Lipton, MuckRock, July 5, 2017

Way back in March, we awarded the title of FOIA March Madness Champion to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for their swift response to this year’s tournament. This season’s challenge was, in part, to provide us with the letters FOIA appealers had submitted to win their documents, even after they’d been handed a rejection, redaction, or delay.

In the Independence Day spirit of civic engagement and disobedience, we took a look through some of the appeals to the SEC and pulled examples of successful pushback. Need a guide to crafting your own response to some common denials from the SEC or other agencies holding back your documents? Here’s your quick how-to in the words of those winning requesters themselves.

Read more here.