The United States Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act is a comprehensive legal treatise on the FOIA. The Guide includes detailed discussions of the FOIA’s procedural requirements, nine exemptions, and litigation considerations. Each section contains a detailed analysis of the key judicial opinions issued on the FOIA.
Each chapter of the Guide will be updated by OIP on a rolling basis as significant new developments in FOIA occur. OIP’s Court Decisions page also provides a regularly updated review of significant FOIA decisions with detailed summaries searchable by key terms and topical categories.
All sections are available as Portable Document Format files, which may be viewed with a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.