Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Go FOIA Yourself
I think I'm going to fill mine out. How about you (via The Nation blog)?
The folks at People For the American Way have set up this handy website that practically writes a FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) request for you. All you have to do is print and fax. Of course, whether and when the feds get back to you is another matter. The Justice Department maintains that simple requests take an average of 19 days, while complex ones can take up to a year -- though I've heard of journalists waiting much longer for their results.