It’s tip-off time for FOIA March Madness 2017

The battle for most responsive agency begins this Sunshine Week

Written by Beryl Lipton
Edited by JPat Brown

Today’s the day.

They made it through the draft, out the door, onto the floor, through this painful metaphor, and now our FOIA March Madness 2017 requests are ready to be processed and represent their agencies for the position of MuckRock’s Most Responsive Agency.

We’ve asked 64 federal agencies for materials related to their appeal process. Each FOIA office has a process for dealing with Freedom of Information Act requests that the requester feels has been handled inappropriately - it took too long, the fee category was wrong, maybe they got a little liberal with those black boxes. We want to know what that process is and which appeals have made it through successfully.

We’ll continue accepting bracket submissions through midnight, so be sure to submit your picks for the top agencies in each of our categories. You could win 25 MuckRock requests and one of our magically-redacting mugs. Good luck, and happy March Madness!

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