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Obama’s Transparency Promise: FOIA Lawsuits Grow 42 Percent Since 2008

Obama’s Transparency Promise: FOIA Lawsuits Grow 42 Percent Since 2008

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: September 14, 2016 Last Thursday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report showing that since President George W. Bush left office, lawsuits by persons who were unable to obtain Federal records that they believed belonged in the public domain grew dramatically. In 2008, the last year of Bush’s presidency, 321 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits were filed. By 2014, that number had spiked to 434 lawsuits and … Continue reading