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Friday FOIA Not-So-Much-Fun, Actually

Several months ago, I made a FOIA request for an unclassified technical reference manual to a military agency. This week, they denied the request in full, saying the entire document is exempt because its release could “allow circumvention of an agency rule, policy, or statute, thereby impeding the agency in the conduct of its mission” – in other words, exemption (b)(2) “high”. I think that’s cowpoop, but I can live with their denial, and will appeal, for what little good that’ll do me.

Denial-in-full is a fact of life where the FOIA is concerned, so there’s really nothing exceptional or even interesting there. Apparently, though, the DoD felt like spreading a little holiday cheer at the same time…
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on November 21st, 2008 | Comments Off on Friday FOIA Not-So-Much-Fun, Actually