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FOIA News: Interior maintains Obama's "sensitive review" policy

FOIA News (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Interior Department policy let political appointees review FOIA requests

So-called awareness review process could expose department to legal action

By Jacob Holzman, Roll Call, May 22, 2019

The Interior Department has for about a year allowed political appointees to weigh in on which federal records are released to the public, creating delays that could violate open records law and expose the department to legal action.

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