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The administration and operation of the Freedom of Information act

Harold Relyea

The administration and operation of the Freedom of Information act

an overview, 1966-1990

by Harold Relyea

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Freedom of information -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHarold Relyea
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1990, reel 2, fr. 0989
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination19 p.
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15172587M

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