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Submit your nominations for the 2021 Foilies

Submit your nominations for the 2021 Foilies

It’s that time again — we’re now accepting nominations for the Foilies, the annual “anti-awards” program for government agencies that make access to information harder than it needs to be, often in equal parts maddeningly and inadvertently hilarious ways.

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This week's FOIA round-up: FOIA finds a foe in AG Barr, Illinois schoolchildren punished with isolation, and Earthjustice reveals toxic DHS plans for migrants

This week’s FOIA round-up: FOIA finds a foe in AG Barr, Illinois schoolchildren punished with isolation, and Earthjustice reveals toxic DHS plans for migrants

Read a great FOIA-based news story we should highlight? Let us know and maybe we can include it in our next round-up! Send it over via email, on Twitter, or on Facebook.

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As holidays approach, watchful eyes in OpenGov are noting who is naughty and nice

As holidays approach, watchful eyes in OpenGov are noting who is naughty and nice

With the holidays upon us, requesters everywhere are making a list of the documents they hope to find in their stocking this year. But not everyone is in the mood for transparency cheer, with allegations that some top officials are pulling a Grinch when it comes to handing out the documents the public is owed.

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The Third Annual Foilies are here - submit your strangest public records experience

The Third Annual Foilies are here - submit your strangest public records experience

Everyone in the world of public records has at least one experience that’s straight out of Kafka - maybe the agency gave an estimated completion date of next century, or the “responsive documents” turned out to be a couple hundred blank pages. In that spirit of commiseration, MuckRock is proud to announce that we’re partnering again with EFF for the third-annual “Foilies” Awards.

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The Second Annual Foilies are here - submit your strangest public records experience

The Second Annual Foilies are here - submit your strangest public records experience

Everyone in the world of public records has at least one experience that’s straight out of Kafka - maybe the agency gave an estimated completion date of next century, or the “responsive documents” turned out to be a couple hundred blank pages.

In that spirit of commiseration, MuckRock is proud to announce that we’re partnering again with EFF for the second-annual “Foilies” Awards.

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