First Amendment to the U S Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
June 13, 2017
Making good use of the Freedom of Information Act can seem like an uphill battle to journalists. The terms of the law can make it easy for federal agencies to redact huge pieces of information or refuse to release documents altogether. However, with the work of media lawyers, news organizations have been able to achieve major victories and set important precedents for free information and government transparency.
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