There is that transparency thing again…
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David McCraw, legal counsel to The New York Times newsroom, testified Tuesday that the Obama administration has a “culture of unresponsiveness” when it comes to fulfilling Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and that the administration has made the Times wait years to get simple FOIA information.
“Last year, I filed eight FOIA lawsuits on behalf of The Times,” McCraw testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “Much of that litigation was driven not by actual disagreement about legal issues but in response to unacceptable delay by agencies. In other words, we find ourselves compelled to initiate litigation simply to prompt agencies to act upon a request.”