Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - This week, the Justice Department (DOJ) welcomed individuals from around the government and members of the public to the Great Hall of the Robert F. Kennedy building to kickoff Sunshine Week 2016.
This year’s event included the presentation of the 2016 Sunshine Week FOIA Awards and the premier of a short video produced by the Justice Department in tribute to the FOIA’s 50th anniversary.
- Making records available to “any person” rather than available to “persons properly and directly concerned,”
- Setting out discrete categories of exempt information replacing vague standards that included “good cause found,” and
- Providing for judicial review of government decisions to withhold requested information.