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Topic - Melanie Pustay
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that overturned 30 years of established Freedom of Information Act precedent by restricting what federal agencies can keep secret left exposed many different types of sensitive information, a senior Justice Department official told a Senate committee Tuesday.
"The requests are more complex than they were before," director Melanie Pustay told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Ms. Pustay told the committee the preferred course of action in the wake of the high court ruling would be to amend Exemption 2 so its plain language addresses the need to protect against disclosures that would risk circumvention of the law.