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6 May 2021, 4:31 pm by Ryan Mulvey
Earlier this week, OGIS published an interview with FOIA Advisor’s Allan Blutstein, who is currently serving a term on the FOIA Advisory Committee. [read post]
2 Mar 2020, 11:04 am by Kevin Schmidt
DC Rejects a “FOIA” Vanity Plate By Andrew Beaujon, Washingtonian, Mar. 2, 2020The Freedom of Information Act is a big part of Allan Blutstein’s life. [read post]
14 Jul 2020, 11:00 am by Kevin Schmidt
FOIA Advisor’s own Allan Blutstein recently received his FOIA license plate in DC after originally being denied. [read post]
17 Mar 2021, 9:12 pm by Kevin Schmidt
Coronavirus Roundup: More Feds Are Eligible for Vaccines; Calls to Review FOIA During PandemicBy Courtney Buble, Government Executive, Mar. 17, 2021According to an analysis by Allan Blutstein, founder of the noncommercial forum FOIA Advisor, in fiscal 2020––the year upended by the pandemic–– agencies received 7.9% fewer FOIA requests and processed 12% fewer than in fiscal 2019. [read post]
7 Jun 2019, 1:00 pm by Allan Blutstein
The staff of FOIA Advisor — Allan Blutstein, Ryan Mulvey, and Kevin Schmidt — reacts to DOJ’s report. [read post]
2 Jun 2020, 10:29 am by Allan Blutstein
The staff of FOIA Advisor—Allan Blutstein (AB), Ryan Mulvey (RM), and Kevin Schmidt (KS)—reacts to OIP’s summary. [read post]
20 Jul 2018, 9:13 am by Allan Blutstein
  The staff of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein (AB), Kevin Schmidt (KS), and Ryan Mulvey (RM) -- share their views about OGIS's historic action.AB:  It reminded me of Geraldo Rivera's "The Mystery of the Al Capone's Vaults," an overhyped 1986 television special that infamously failed to deliver on its tantalizing promises. [read post]
14 Mar 2019, 2:45 am by Allan Blutstein
The staff of FOIA Advisor, Allan Blutstein (AB), Kevin Schmidt (KS), and Ryan Mulvey (RM), share their thoughts about the hearing.AB: I was disappointed that DOJ was unable to provide any government-wide FOIA statistics for fiscal year 2018, for example the total number of requests received and processed. [read post]
5 Mar 2020, 3:08 am by Allan Blutstein
FOIA Advisor staffers Allan Blutstein (AB) and Kevin Schmidt (KS) share their thoughts on the available data. [read post]
30 Mar 2020, 10:37 am by Allan Blutstein
 FOIA Advisor staffers Allan Blutstein (AB), Kevin Schmidt (KS), and Ryan Mulvey (RM) share their thoughts about these exceptional circumstances. [read post]
17 Sep 2019, 4:32 am by Allan Blutstein
The staff of FOIA Advisor, Allan Blutstein (AB), Kevin Schmidt (KS), and Ryan Mulvey (RM), weigh in on the proposed public interest test. [read post]
10 Aug 2017, 11:14 am by Allan Blutstein
The staff of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein (A), Ryan Mulvey (R), and Kevin Schmidt (K) -- weighs in.A. [read post]
9 Mar 2018, 4:00 am by Allan Blutstein
  If they were Senators for a day, here are the questions that the staff of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein, Kevin Schmidt, and Ryan Mulvey -- would ask the witnesses from the government and the requester community.AB:   Among the questions I would want to ask the government witnesses is whether they support or oppose updating the Office of Management and Budget's 1987 FOIA fee guidelines. [read post]
2 Jan 2018, 5:37 pm by Allan Blutstein
  As 2018 gets under way, Allan Blutstein looks back at some of the key Exemption 4 decisions issued over the past twelve months. [read post]
25 Jun 2018, 2:59 am by Allan Blutstein
The staff of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein (AB), Kevin Schmidt (KS), and Ryan Mulvey (RM) -- share their views on the whether the federal government should adopt a similar provision. [read post]
21 Dec 2017, 4:30 am by Allan Blutstein
  As 2017 draws to a close, the legal eagles of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein (AB) and Ryan Mulvey (RM) -- identify the top five cases that stood out to them (in no particular order). [read post]
27 Oct 2019, 6:00 pm by Allan Blutstein
As fiscal year 2020 gets underway, the staff of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein (AB), Kevin Schmidt (KS), and Ryan Mulvey (RM) -- discuss their hopes and expectations for the rest of the FOIA campaign. [read post]
23 Dec 2019, 11:29 am by Allan Blutstein
  As 2019 draws to a close, the legal eagles of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein (AB) and Ryan Mulvey (RM) -- identify the decisions that stood out to them (in mostly chronological order). (1) Rogers v. [read post]
19 Dec 2018, 3:12 am by Allan Blutstein
  As 2018 draws to a close, the legal eagles of FOIA Advisor -- Allan Blutstein (AB) and Ryan Mulvey (RM) -- identify the decisions that stood out to them (in chronological order). 1. [read post]
1 Aug 2018, 9:46 pm by Allan Blutstein
 Ryan Mulvey (RM) and Allan Blutstein (AB) weigh in below. [read post]