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Senate introduces legislation to clarify presumption of disclosure in FOIA

Senate introduces legislation to clarify presumption of disclosure in FOIA

A bipartisan team of senior U.S. Senators has introduced legislation to clarify important sections of the Freedom of Information Act and codify a presumption of disclosure for commercial records.

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Supreme Court ruling draws criticisms, calls for Congressional protection of FOIA

Supreme Court ruling draws criticisms, calls for Congressional protection of FOIA

Last Monday, the Supreme Court prevented release of government spending data to a South Dakota newspaper, handing down a ruling that is expected to limit the public’s understanding of how tax dollars are spent in the private sector.

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In a blow to FOIA, Supreme Court reverses Argus Leader case

In a blow to FOIA, Supreme Court reverses Argus Leader case

Earlier this year, we reported on an upcoming Supreme Court case, Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, which some in the FOIA community feared might severely restrict the public’s ability to track the flow of tax dollars into private companies.

Today, SCOTUS passed down its ruling, and it appears those fears were justified.

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Upcoming Supreme Court case could hand broadened FOIA censorship powers to corporations

Upcoming Supreme Court case could hand broadened FOIA censorship powers to corporations

Does your right to know which companies are receiving your tax dollars outweigh those companies’ rights to competitive secrets? That’s the question at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case set to be heard in April, and the result could either cement the public’s right to know or severely restrict the ability to track the flow of tax dollars into private companies.

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