Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws
is the most comprehensive, authoritative discussion of the federal open access laws. This updated version includes new material regarding President Obama's 2009 memo on Open Government, Attorney General Holder's March 2009 memo on FOIA Guidance, and the new executive order on declassification. The standard reference work includes in-depth analysis of litigation under:
* Freedom of Information Act
* Privacy Act
* Federal Advisory Committee Act
* Government in the Sunshine Act
The fully updated 2010 volume is the 25th edition of the manual that lawyers, journalists and researchers have relied on for more than 25 years. Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws is published by EPIC in cooperation with Access Reports and the James Madison Project. The book draws upon the expertise of practicing attorneys who are recognized experts in the field.
Appendices include a sample FOIA request, a sample request for expedited processing, and sample pleadings for the FOIA, the Privacy Act, and Federal Advisory Commission Act, and the Government in the Sunshine Act.
The publication features a foreword by Senator Patrick Leahy and has been endorsed by the Federation of American Scientists' Steve Aftergood.
For those who litigate open government cases, or need to learn how to litigate them, this is an essential reference manual.