The FOIA Project

I discovered an amazingly rich site for information related to FOIA appeals and lawsuits: The FOIA Project.

From the site’s About page:

The goal of is to provide the public with timely and complete information about every instance in which the federal government grants or withholds records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Updated daily, this “FOIA accountability engine” now includes detailed information on every case that challenges government withholding in federal court. And we have started expanding coverage to decisions on FOIA administrative requests on an agency-by-agency basis.

The site was created to “shame” government agencies who, it deems, seek to skirt laws related to FOIA requests. I don’t agree that there’s a general plot among agencies to hide information from the citizens of the country, especially the agencies most often targeted (EPA comes to mind). At the same time, it is important to ensure that the Freedom of Information Act is implemented in deed, as well as word.

Regardless with whether you agree with the underlying premise of the site or not, The FOIA Project is a great place to access court documents for FOIA lawsuits.

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