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The data represent a compilation of Freedom of Information Act annual reports from their 1975 advent through the 2020 reporting year. The annual reports cover all federal cabinet-level departments and their subsidiary units and are presented as single aggregated units for each year.

Related Publications

A.Jay Wagner, Essential or Extravagant: Considering FOIA Budgets, Costs and Fees, 34 Gov. Info. Q. 388 (2017).

A.Jay Wagner, A Secret Police: The Lasting Impact of the 1986 FOIA Amendments, 23 Comm. L. & Pol’y 387 (2018).

A.Jay Wagner, Pandering, Priority or Political Weapon: Presidents, Political Parties & the Freedom of Information Act, 26 Comm. L. & Pol’y 53 (2021).

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