FOIA Update: Basic FOIA References

January 1, 1982

FOIA Update
Vol. III, No. 3
1982


Basic FOIA References

BASIC REFERENCES

• The Freedom of Information Case List, Sept., 1981, Office of Information Law and Policy (Office of Information and Privacy). Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. (Stock number 027-000-01127-6; price: $6.50.)

• A Citizen's Guide on How to Use the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act in Requesting Government Documents, House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations, H.R. Rep. No. 95-793, 95th Cong., 1st Sess. (1977), 59 pages. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. (Stock number 052-071-00540-4; price: $4.50.)

• FOIA Update, a newsletter of information and guidance for federal agencies, published quarterly by the Office of Information and Privacy, U.S. Department of Justice. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. (Stock number 027-000-80002-5; annual subscription price: $5.50 domestic, $6.90 foreign.)

CONGRESSIONAL REFERENCES

• Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Freedom of Information Act Source Book: Legislative Materials, Cases, Articles, S. Doc. No. 93-82, 93d Cong., 2d Sess. (1974), 432 pages on the Act prior to the 1974 Amendments. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. (Stock number 052-070-02303-1; price: $4.25.)

• House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 94th Cong., 1st Sess. (1975), Freedom of Information Act and Amendments of 1974 (P.L. 93-502), 571 pages. Known as the "Joint Source Book." Out of print. Available in law libraries.

• House of Representatives Committee on Government Operations, H.R. Rep. No. 95-1382, 95th Cong., 2d Sess. (1978), Freedom of Information Act Requests for Business Data and Reverse-FOIA Lawsuits, 67 pages. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. (Stock number 052-071-00571-4; price: $2.25.)

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MATERIALS

• Written policy statements on various FOIA-related issues. Available from the Office of Information and Privacy, 550 11th St., N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20530.

• Attorney General's May 4, 1981, Memorandum on the Freedom of Information Act. Available from the Office of Information and Privacy, 550 11th St., N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20530.

• Attorney General's Memorandum on the l974 Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act, February 1975, 26 pages and appendices. Available from the Office of Information and Privacy, 550 11th St., N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20530.

• Attorney General's Memorandum on the Public Information Section of the Administrative Procedure Act (FOIA), June 1967, 40 pages. Reprinted in the Joint Source Book and PH Gov. Disclosure Service, Vol. 1, ¶ 300,601 (1979).

LOOSELEAF SERVICES/REFERENCES

• Federal Information Disclosure, James T. O'Reilly, McGraw-Hill Book Co./Shepard's, Inc., P.O. 1235, Colorado Springs, CO 80901, 1977. Twice yearly supplements.

• Government Disclosure, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., a monthly summary of FOIA-related matters which includes decisions in FOIA and Privacy Act cases since 1980. (Cited as "GDS" for cases; "PH Gov. Disclosure Service" for other features.)

• Litigation Under the Federal Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, 7th ed., Center for National Security Studies, Washington, D.C. 20002.

• Guidebook to the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. Compiled and edited by Robert F. Bouchard and Justin D. Franklin, New York, C. Boardman Co., 1980.

NEWSLETTERS

• Access Reports, a biweekly newsletter published together with Access Reports Reference File, by The Washington Monitor, Inc., Washington, D.C. 20045.

• Privacy Times, a newsletter of comment about the Privacy Act/Freedom of Information Act, published biweekly by Privacy Times, Inc., Washington, D.C. 20009.

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