Vice President Dick Cheney must preserve a broad range of records from his time in office, a federal judge ordered Saturday, ruling in favor of a private watchdog group.More here.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly found that the records are not excluded from preservation under Presidential Records Act, which gives the national archivist responsibility over the custody of and access to the records at the end of a president's final term.
The Bush administration had sought a narrow interpretation of the act to allow for fewer materials to be preserved by the National Archives.
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Federal judge orders that Cheney's records will be public
The ruling hailed another victory for the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which was concerned that Cheney's files would not make their way to the National Archives because of a narrow interpretation of the Presidential Records Act.