Arsenal of secrecy

Now Mr. Bush has added a new weapon to his arsenal of non-compliance: He buried deep within the 2009 federal budget a provision to make the Justice Department the arbiter of disputes over the release of federal records. Because the Justice Department already defends federal agencies that don’t want to give up records, it now finds itself in the happy position of being able to judge its own decisions. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 1, 2008

A buried provision that further creates barriers to public access to information is exposed. Good digging by someone.

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