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Obama gives agencies direction on complying with FOIA, March 19, 2009

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Federal Open Government Guide 10th Ed (2009) - this is the best starting point for understanding FOIA.

Citizens Guide to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts 2012 - (Old)

Citizen Use of Public Records Laws; Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, March 4, 2016 - excellent guide to using FOIA as an adjunct to litigation.

The US Government Manual - this will tell you how to send FOIA requests to at an agency.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Agency Views on Changes Resulting from New Administration Policy, GAO September 2003.

DOJ Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Resources - The Department of Justice has an excellent WWW site explaining the federal Freedom of Information Act and how to obtain federal information under the Act.

DOJ FOIA Guide - DOJ guide to using FOIA

DOJ Memo Explaining the First FOIA Provisions

Access to Federally Funded Research Data

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES: Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research

Public Access to Data from Federally Funded Research: Provisions in OMB Circular A-110 - 2013

Public access mandates for federally funded research - Columbia University Scholarly Communication Program

State FOIA

The Climate Change Email Fight: Court recognizes proprietary value of university research communications - Am. Tradition Inst. v. Rector & Visitors of Univ. of Virginia, 756 S.E.2d 435 (Va. 2014) - Universities amicus brief

HIPAA and State Freedom of Information Laws - Texas Open Records Decision No. 681 Re: Questions concerning the applicability of the HPAA Privacy Rule and state law to health information subject to the Public Information Act, chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code (ORQ-65).

Brief - Cancer Registry Data May Be Available Through FOIA - Southern Illinoisan v. Department of Public Health, 349 Ill.App.3d 431, 812 N.E.2d 27 (Ill.App. Dist.5 2004)

Investigation of Foodborne Illness is not Confidential Information under State FOIA - Haigley v. Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 128 Md.App. 194, 736 A.2d 1185 (Md.Sp.App. 1999)

 

 

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