Department of Justice

Justice Department Hasn't Challenged Any Agency's FOIA Exemptions Since 2009

They're doing a heckuva job, they say


The Department of Justice told top congressional investigators Monday it has not challenged a single instance of a federal agency withholding records from Freedom of Information (FOIA) requestors since 2009.

Principal deputy assistant attorney general Peter Kadzik said in a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Monday that while the department's Office of Information Policy gives guidance to other agencies on proper applications of FOIA exemptions, it has not determined that any of those exemptions were improper in four years.