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Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Washington, DC 
November 28,2007
Melissa Ngo 
EPIC Senior Counsel
(202) 483-1140 ext. 123
ngo AT epic.org
Leading Resource for Practitioners and Researchers Includes Updated
     Materials on Freedom of Information Laws
“Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws,” published by EPIC
in cooperation with Access Reports and the James Madison Project, is the standard reference work covering all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The book draws upon the expertise of practicing attorneys who are recognized experts in the field. Appendices include the text of the relevant acts and sample pleadings for litigators. This is a comprehensive guide to FOIA and open government, essential for anyone interested in open access laws. The twenty-third edition includes a new chapter on searching for records, international open government resources, a glossary of key terms, and is updated with new significant cases.
EPIC's FOIA manual “Deserves a place in the library of everyone who is
involved in, or thinking about, litigation under the Freedom of
Information Act,” says Steve Aftergood, Director of the Project on
Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.

“The federal open government laws are critical to help ensure government accountability particularly during times of increasing secrecy,” said Marc Rotenberg, EPIC Executive Director. “The new edition of EPIC's open government manual has invaluable information for experienced practitioners and first-time requesters.”
"For anyone who has an interest in open government laws, and especially
those who file or litigate FOIA requests, this publication is an
essential tool to help facilitate success," said Mark S. Zaid, Esq.,
Executive Director of The James Madison Project.
“Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws” (EPIC 2007).
656 pages. Paperback. $50. ISBN: 1893044300.
Available from EPIC at http://www.epic.org/bookstore/foia2006/ and at Amazon 
http://www.amazon.com/Litigation-Under-Federal-Open-Government/dp/ 1893044300/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1196101383&sr=8-1.
The book will also be available through Access Reports.
About EPIC
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) is a public interest
research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus
public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect
privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. EPIC pursues a
wide range of activities, including policy research, public education,
conferences, litigation, publications, and advocacy. Visit www.epic.org.
About Access Reports
For more than 25 years, Access Reports has been the news source of
choice for professionals concerned with access to government
information. Access Reports keeps subscribers up to date on freedom of
information, privacy and information policy issues, tracking policy
trends while summarizing and analyzing court decisions, legislation
(federal and state), regulations, and agency guidance. Access Reports
provides the most comprehensive coverage available of access issues in
the United States. Visit www.accessreports.com.
About James Madison Project
The James Madison Project (“JMP”) is a Washington, D.C. non-profit
organization that was established in 1998 to promote increased
government accountability and the openness, as well as to educate the
public on issues relating to intelligence and national security. 
Visit www.jamesmadisonproject.org.