2005 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 2005
;

List of Freedom of Information Act Cases in Which
a Decision Was Rendered in 2005
, Including the Disposition of Each Such
Case, the Exemptions Involved, and the Fees and Costs Awarded, if any;

2005 Addendum to Prior Annual Reports.

The attorneys' fees and costs listed with the cases in which a decision was
rendered in 2005 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 2004 but appealed and affirmed
in 2005 would be found on the list of cases in which a decision was rendered
in 2004 (the 2004 Annual Report) and on the list of cases in which a decision
was rendered in 2005 (the 2005 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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