DOJ FOIA 2003 ANNUAL REPORT - APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS

VI. APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS

OF FOIA/PA REQUESTS

A. Numbers of appeals

1. Number of appeals received

during fiscal year   3,574

2. Number of appeals processed

during fiscal year   4,357

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld

  1,764

2. Number partially reversed

  183

3. Number completely reversed

  89

a. Number of times each FOIA

exemption was used (counting each exemption once per appeal):

(1) Exemption 1  

120

(2) Exemption 2  

380

(3) Exemption 3  

119

(4) Exemption 4  

3

(5) Exemption 5  

270

(6) Exemption 6  

174

(7) Exemption 7(A)  

224

(8) Exemption 7(B)  

0

(9) Exemption 7(C)  

1,112

(10) Exemption 7(D)  

347

(11) Exemption 7(E)  

131

(12) Exemption 7(F)  

249

(13) Exemption 8  

0

(14) Exemption 9  

0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure

(total)   2,321

a. No records   754

b. Referrals   271

c. Request withdrawn  

92

d. Fee-related reason  

46

e. Records not reasonably

described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request

for some other reason   153

g. Not an agency record  

172

h. Duplicate request  

68

i. Other (specify)  

765

1) Remanded - 533

2) Failure of initial component to process initial action - 172

3) Judicial Adjudication/Litigation - 52

4) Expedited treatment denied - 8


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