FOIA: Frustrate, Obfuscate, Ignore Appeals

Via Jim Geraghty at National Review:

FOIA: Frustrate, Obfuscate, Ignore Appeals

Not exactly a shock: Cause of Action’s 2015 Grading the Government Report Card assigned grades to all 15 cabinet departments for their average response times in fiscal year 2014 to requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Eleven out of the 15 agencies received a “C” or worse letter grade, with the Departments of Treasury, Homeland Security, and Education each receiving an “F” because they failed to comply with FOIA in submitting the required information. The State Department, which recently displayed its flawed approach to records retention in connection with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, received a “D” grade.