FOIA requesters score major win in DC court ruling

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wiretapFOIA requesters score major win in DC court ruling

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has made a ruling that should further bolster the need for government agencies to quickly comply to demands for records. Freedom of Information Act requesters often only receive an acknowledgment from agencies that they intend to comply, but can then be left waiting for months if not years. This latest ruling empowers requesters to take the government court in such circumstances, and essentially reverses a previous judgment made in favor of the Federal Election Commission that had been supported by the Department of Justice.

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