November 12, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 12, 2007, The US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the White House to preserve all of its e-mail records by saving back-up disks. The order was a loss for the Bush administration, which had been fighting lawsuits brought by private advocacy groups Citizens for ...[read more]
July 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On July 14, 1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act, which declared that any treasonable activity, including the publication of "any false, scandalous and malicious writing," was a high misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment. Learn more about the Sedition Act from the National ...[read more]
October 28, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On October 28, 1919, the Volstead Act was passed, ushering in Prohibition.Learn more about the Volstead Act and the prohibition era from the National Archives and Records Administration. ... ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On July 14, 1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act, which declared that any treasonable activity, including the publication of "any false, scandalous and malicious writing," was a high misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment. Learn more about the Sedition Act from the National Archives ...[read more]
May 19, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that the White House Office of Administration (OA) is not required to release Bush administration e-mails under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A three-judge panel found that since OA is not an agency within the m... ...[read more]
February 5, 2008
by Michael Sung
Private government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Tuesday urged US Attorney General Michael Mukasey to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether the White House had violated the Federal Records Act and the Presidential Records Act in failing to ...[read more]
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) rath... ...[read more]
November 12, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The White House must preserve all of its e-mail records by saving back-up disks, United States District Court Judge Henry Kennedy ordered Monday. The order was a blow to the Bush administration, which has been fighting lawsuits brought by private advocacy groups Citizens for Responsibility and ...[read more]
October 12, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
A private advocacy group requested a temporary restraining order Thursday to compel the White House to save back-up disks of all e-mails relating to the Bush administration. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sued the Executive Office of the President and the National ...[read more]
October 2, 2007
by Michael Sung
American Historical Association, et al., v. National Archives and Records Administration, US District Court for the District of Columbia, October 1, 2007. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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