Freedom of Information Act

Kristin Marquardt

The Freedom of Information Act is a law that lets people apply to access information protected by the government. It gives the right for people to access whole or partial records.

It was enacted by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966, and took effect July 5th, 1967.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Justice_v._Landano

This is about a murder trial that had some questioning about what should be confidential, but in the end ” The court thus remanded the case to the Circuit Courts and rejected the FBI’s claim of confidentiality as being a valid reason to withhold information” and used the files.

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