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May 3, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Illegal Foreclosures Are Corporate Trade Secrets?



Photograph of a Foreclosure Sign in front of a house Federal agencies are withholding information about the illegal foreclosure practices of mortgage companies from Members of Congress, relying on justifications that closely track those used to withhold documents from the general public under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Topics: Open Government

April 26, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Still Fighting to Expose Secret Law



Scales of Justice POGO joined an amicus brief written by the Electronic Privacy Information Center supporting The New York Times in its effort to obtain a memorandum written by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel regarding the legality of the targeted killin

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Topics: Open Government

April 17, 2013

By Joe Newman

'War on Whistleblowers' Shows Heroes Pay Heavy Price



Capitol Fence After the Washington, D.C. screening of the new film War on Whistleblowers, a panel discussed some of the issues raised by the movie.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 5, 2013

By Andre Francisco

When Over-Classification Starts Wars



Open Government A new series of blog posts over on Defusing the Nuclear Threat is highlighting how over-classification of documents can not only be wasteful, but dangerous.

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Topics: Open Government

April 3, 2013

By Meryl Grenadier

Friend of the Court: POGO Joins Fight for Sunshine



Scales of Justice POGO recently joined in a “friend of the court” brief supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its attempt to compel the government to release an Office of Legal Counsel memorandum and to stem the growth of a vast body of secret law.

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Topics: Open Government

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The Congressional Management Foundation offers the Gold Mouse Awards annually to members of Congress who make the most of the opportunity the digital world offers them. POGO spoke with members of Rep. Mike Honda's communications team about their award.