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Opinion: Obama administration falls far short of transparency goals

Three lawyers with experience in litigating Freedom of Information Act cases charge that the Obama administration has performed poorly in promoting government transparency.

Whereas Attorney General Eric Holder said he would only defend agencies when it was clear that disclosure was contrary to law or would cause harm, in actual practice since his pronouncement Holder has never refused to defend an agency withholding information. -db

From a commentary for The National Law Journal, April 16, 2012, by Katherine A. Meyer, David L. Sobel and Anne L. Weismann.

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