February 5, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
US Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday criticized a provision in the Bush administration's proposed $3 trillion FY09 budget that would fund the newly created Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) through the Department of Justice (DOJ) ...[read more]
January 9, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
The Public Interest Declassification Board Wednesday pressed President George W. Bush for improvements to the existing US records declassification scheme in an era of increased government secrecy. In a new report, the group recommended establishing a National Declassification Program under the ...[read more]
June 7, 2007
by Michael Sung
Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), testified before the US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies ...[read more]
April 11, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed off on legislation Tuesday that will award Maryland's ten votes in the US Electoral College to the national popular vote winner in presidential elections, instead of the recipient of the most votes in Maryland. The legislation will only take effect, ...[read more]
January 10, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking compliance with a CREW Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents ...[read more]
April 27, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Over one-third of documents held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) that have been removed from public access since 1999 should not have been reclassified, according to an audit conducted by NARA's Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). ISOO head J. William ...[read more]
April 12, 2006
by Greg Sampson
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in a 2002 memorandum of understanding with three federal agencies agreed to reclassify approximately 10,000 public intelligence documents, taking them out of the public view. NARA made the agreement available Monday, naming two of the three ...[read more]
August 12, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
As anticipated Thursday in JURIST's Paper Chase, the National Archives has released a set of memos written by US Supreme Court nominee John Roberts while he was a Justice Department aide in 1981. In drafting answers to potential questions for Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings ...[read more]

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