The Washington post reports that Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.) will push legislative proposals for penalizing agencies that ignore Freedom of Information Act requests. They also propose an ombudsman for FOIA — “who would help referee conflicts between the public and the government while requiring departments to provide more information on how quickly they process requests.” More… . If you need to register, go to Bug Me Not and get random users/passwd for the Washington post (as well as other online newspapers).
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