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Lunchtime listen: Rummaging in the government’s attic (2010 next HOPE conference talk)

[Editor’s note 1/6/2023: someone asked me a question about the government attic, so I went looking for the audio of Michael Ravnistky’s 2010 NextHOPE conference. It was no longer available on the conference site, but it was in the wayback machine!]

[w:Phil Lapsley] and Michael Ravnitzky gave an intriguing talk on [w:Freedom of Information Act (United States)] or FOIA at the Next HOPE Conference, New York City, July 2010. The talk was entitled “Rummaging in the Government’s Attic: Lessons Learned from More Than 1,000 Freedom of Information Act Requests.”

You can access both the audio file (23 MB mp3 file) and the slides (2.7 MB pdf file). And don’t forget to surf on over to the Government Attic for access to all of the FOIA’d documents.

Thanks Phil and Michael for the informative talk and for and for your studies of FOIA!

[originally posted on Govdoc-l listserv]