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Happy Birthday Freedom of Information- The Back Story

July 4, 2011 By CHARLENE LaVOIE Community Lawyer Forty-five years ago on July 4, 1966, Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Freedom of Information Act at his Texas ranch. But the event does not appear on LBJ’s Daily Diary, which is the first indication that the President was not happy about it. Documents from the LBJ Library show that the usually outgoing President, who loved handing out pens at bill signings ...

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