Yesterday, the ALA Washington Office put out a call to action. Soon after, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that Presidents don’t have authority to control executive records after they’ve left office.
According to the Associated Press: “In a narrowly crafted ruling, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly invalidated part of President Bush’s 2001 executive order, which allowed former presidents and vice presidents to review executive records before they are released under the Freedom of Information Act.”
ALA applauds the ruling for maintaining the standards of open access to important government information.
Please see the Legislative Action Center for more information.