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(Studio) Report on law of interest to all.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Any American can receive any document from United States government under Freedom of Info. Act, with 9 exceptions. [Project on national security Morton HALPERIN - says people have legal right to demand information and government can be made to prove why its withholding info.] Reporters haven't used it much. FBI swamped with requests for information [Justice Department Robert SALDSCHIN - says gets 1000 requests year for information Cites new workload effects.] FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and other agencies say corps. bog them down with information requests. Mobil demands all scraps of paper mentioning oil or gas in communication with Congress or state govts. Congress exempted from its own law.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
- Graham, Fred;
- Mudd, Roger
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