DOJ’s boilplate responses to your FOIA request

Recently posted, a delightful FOIA request by the delightful people at, seeking the boilplate paragraphs used by the Department of Justice in responding to FOIA requests and administrative appeals.

The letter responding to this FOIA request was signed by Chief of Staff Carmen L. Mallon, and yes, she appears to have followed the template language in composing her response to’s request for template language used in response to FOIA requests.


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