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Ahead Of Sunshine Week, Leahy chairs Annual SJC Government Transparency Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a longtime advocate of open and transparent government, is chairing an oversight hearing this morning ahead of Sunshine Week to examine FOIA compliance in federal agencies.

Leahy: Balancing security and open government in the cyber age

But governments will always be tempted to overuse the secrecy stamp. When that happens, secrecy can come at an unacceptable price, harming citizens’ interest in safety, health and a clean environment.But governments will always be tempted to overuse the secrecy stamp. When that happens, secrecy can come at an unacceptable price, harming citizens’ interest in safety, health and a clean environment.

Meyer: Profile in courage

Ms. Flint made one demand: show me your search warrant.

Leahy: Balancing security and open government in the cyber age

For immediate release Mar. 6, 2012 Contact Ali Peterson Email: Ali_Peterson@leahy.senate.gov Next week is Sunshine Week, the annual observance spotlighting the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s right to know. As before, the Sunshine Week partnership of public interest and news organizations has asked Vermont’s Patrick Leahy for a Sunshine Week guest column, which […]

Let the Sun Shine In (On Government)

Since there are no real penalties for violating the laws on public records and meetings, governments are running roughshod over the law and taxpayers.

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