DC Circ. Says Feds Have 20 Days To Detail FOIA Responses

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- Granting a victory to government transparency advocates, the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday said that federal agencies have a maximum of 20 days to explain what documents they plan to produce or withhold in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The Federal Election Commission had argued that it is only required to tell requesters that the agency will eventually make some non-exempt documents available and claim exemptions later, but the appeals court said that the government has an obligation to reveal more information than that....
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