The Freedom of Information Act: Hearings..., 93-1, May 2, 7, 8, 10, and 16, 1973

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Page 32 - ... (6) personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy ; "(7) investigatory files compiled for law enforcement purposes except to the extent available by law to a party other than an agency...
Page 31 - Register for the guidance of the public; (A) descriptions of its central and field organization and the established places at which, the employees (and in the case of a uniformed service, the members) from whom, and the methods whereby, the public may obtain information, make submittals or requests, or obtain decisions...
Page 31 - Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying — (A) final opinions, including concurring and dissenting opinions, as well as orders, made in the adjudication of cases ; (B) those statements of policy and interpretations which have been adopted by the agency and are not published in the Federal Register...
Page 267 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 32 - Columbia, has jurisdiction to enjoin the agency from withholding agency records and to order the production of any agency records improperly withheld from the complainant.
Page 362 - Except as otherwise specifically provided by statute, a judgment for costs, as enumerated in section 1920 of this title but not including the fees and expenses of attorneys may be awarded to the prevailing party in any civil action brought by or against the United States...
Page 255 - This section does not authorize withholding of information or limit the availability of records to the public, except as specifically stated in this section. This section is not authority to withhold information from Congress.
Page 313 - Investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes but only to the extent that the production of such records would (A) interfere with enforcement proceedings, (B) deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (C) constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy...
Page 183 - It would amount to nothing more than the supreme command and direction of the military and naval forces, as first general and admiral of the Confederacy; while that of the British king extends to the declaring of war and to the raising and regulating of fleets and armies — all which, by the Constitution under consideration, would appertain to the legislature.
Page 183 - It is quite apparent that if, in the maintenance of our international relations, embarrassment— perhaps serious embarrassment — is to be avoided and success for our aims achieved, congressional legislation which is to be made effective through negotiation and inquiry within the international field must often accord to the President a degree of discretion and. freedom from statutory restriction which would not be admissible were domestic affairs alone involved.

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