Sample Letter of Appeal
Your telephone no.
Secretary of Department
United States Department
This is an appeal pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
On__________ I received a letter from ________________ of your department advising me that my request for access to documents has been denied in part. I am enclosing a copy of my exchange of correspondence with your agency so that you can see what files I have requested and that the request has been denied.
I trust that upon examination of my request you will conclude that the information sought is not properly covered by the exemptions cited. I expect that you will make such information available promptly.
If you are unable to order release of the requested information, I intend to initiate a lawsuit to compel its disclosure.