TITLE

The day LBJ signed FOIA

AUTHOR(S)
Feinberg, Lotte E.
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Quill;Oct96, Vol. 84 Issue 8, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides a historical background of former President Lyndon Johnson's signing of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on July 4, 1966. Possible pocket veto if bill had been unsigned; Other measures signed together with the FOIA; Struggle between the legislative and executive branches to determine who would control public access to government-generated records. INSET: What Johnson said (statement on signing the law)..
ACCESSION #
9610175146

 

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