Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Not Even Nixon Would Do This

Dick Nixon was a bad actor.  Not in ALL ways, but in a lot that counted.

But even he didn't make this sort of proposal.

A proposed revision to Freedom of Information Act rules would allow federal agencies to lie to citizens and reporters seeking certain records, telling them the records don’t exist.

The Justice Department has proposed the change as part of a large revision of FOIA rules for federal agencies. Specifically, the rule would direct government agencies who are denying a request under an established FOIA exemption to “respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist,” rather than citing the relevant exemption.

The appropriate response?

Buy.  More.  Ammo.

HT:  FrPhil


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Al said...

In short, the Justice Dept wants to gut the FOIA while making it look like it still exists.