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Sunday, September 21, 2008

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.
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.

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.

More here.

1 comment:

Kevin Pierce said...


NEWSWIRE--Vice president Dick Cheney has been ordered to retain all records from his time in office.

You say my records must remain intact;
You'll only ask to look as last resort.
Some hope they'll prove my good intent. In fact,
Some might be better used as proof in court.

Light verse, ripped from the headlines