2001 Calendar Year Report on Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act Litigation Activities: Preamble


PREAMBLE TO LISTS OF

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASES

The lists of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cases which follow include:

List of Freedom of Information Act Cases Received in 2001;

List of Freedom of Information Act Cases in Which a Decision Was Rendered in 2001,
Including the Disposition of Each Such Case, the Exemptions Involved, and the Fees and
Costs Awarded, if any;

2001 Addendum to Prior Annual Reports.

The attorneys' fees and costs listed with the cases in which a decision was rendered in 2001
reflect amounts paid to the plaintiffs unless otherwise indicated. In addition, this list of cases may
include cases also listed on previous annual reports. For example, a case initially decided in 2000
but appealed and affirmed in 2001 would be found on the list of cases in which a decision was
rendered in 2000 (the 2000 Annual Report) and on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered
in 2001 (the 2001 Annual Report).

The lists do not include "reverse" FOIA cases. They do include cases involving the National
Labor Relations Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the National Railroad Passenger
Corporation, all of which, by statutory authority or agreement with the Attorney General, handle
FOIA cases in which they are the defendant.

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