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1. POGO Adds its Voice to Calls for Secret Law Oversight

(Web Page; Thu Apr 23 12:36:00 CDT 2015)

The Honorable Bob GoodlatteChairman, House Judiciary Committee2138 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 The Honorable Chuck GrassleyChairman, Senate Judiciary Committee224 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashing...

Description: Sixty organizations, businesses, and whistleblowers joined together to call for an end to mass surveillance, increase oversight, provide whistleblower protections, and haul secret law into the sunshine.

2. Justice Department's "Secret Law" Still Prevalent, Documents Show

(Web Page; Mon Dec 11 10:54:00 CST 2017)

The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) is tasked with providing authoritative interpretations of law within the executive branch. These interpretations have immense influence on how the government operates, inc...

Description: The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel produces binding legal opinions on important issues, many of which are secret. POGO’s analysis shows that the Obama administration did not make OLC substantially more transparent. The Trump administration could chart a new path forward.

3. POGO's Danielle Brian Talks Secret Laws, Transparency Reform

(Web Page; Fri Sep 05 14:45:00 CDT 2014)

Recently, the Project On Government Oversight’s Executive Director Danielle Brian went on the C-SPAN program Washington Journal to discuss the wave of government reforms that followed the Watergate scandal. These reforms brought ...

Description: POGO's Danielle Brian was recently on C-SPAN to talk about the wave of government reforms that followed the Watergate scandal. Here we've collected some of the best clips from her interview.

4. When Laws Are Created in Secret

(Web Page; Tue Sep 30 12:25:00 CDT 2014)

POGO's Danielle Brian discusses the disturbing trend of laws being interpreted in secret away from public scrutiny.

Description: POGO's Danielle Brian discusses the disturbing trend of laws being interpreted in secret away from public scrutiny.

5. Groups Ask President Obama to Support Open Government Commitments on Secret Law

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 12:49:00 CDT 2013)

October 21, 2013 President Barack ObamaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: On behalf of citizens who support an open and accountable government, we are writing to urge you to ...

Description: On behalf of citizens who support an open and accountable government, we are writing to urge you to pledge as part of the US’s new round of Open Government Partnership commitments to curb the secret law that enabled the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs to become much broader and more invasive than it was believed the law allowed.

6. Secret Laws

(Web Page; Fri Oct 19 16:05:00 CDT 2012)

Almost 2000 years BC, Hammurabi put Babylon�s laws in writing for the first time ever "so that all men might read and know what was required of them." 4000 years later, the U.S. government is making public laws pass�, acc...

7. Still Fighting to Expose Secret Law

(Web Page; Wed May 08 14:24:00 CDT 2013)

The Project On Government Oversight recently joined a friend of the court 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 Justic...

Description: 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 killing of individuals deemed to have ties to terrorism.

8. POGO and Partners Call for Disclosure on Secret Laws

(Web Page; Wed Jun 19 12:33:00 CDT 2013)

June 18, 2013 David Medine, Chair,Rachel Brand, MemberElizabeth Collins Cook, Member James Dempsey, MemberPatricia Wald, Member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Dear Members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Overs...

Description: We are very glad that the Board has been fully constituted, and we greatly appreciate your immediate attention and work in response to the recent disclosures concerning NSA surveillance. We understand that you are meeting to consider the impact of these NSA programs on privacy and civil liberties. We write to ask that, as one of your first action items, you urge the administration to make public information about the legal authorities for government surveillance of Americans.

9. POGO Testifies about Costs of Overclassification and Government Secrecy

(Web Page; Fri Dec 09 11:17:00 CST 2016)

I testified this week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing titled “Examining the Costs of Overclassification on Transparency and Security.” The Project On Government Oversight has alwa...

Description: POGO’s Scott Amey testified this week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at a hearing titled “Examining the Costs of Overclassification on Transparency and Security.” POGO’s testimony highlighted ways the executive branch conceals information from Congress and the public, including the use of overclassification, retroactive classification, controlled unclassified information markings, and secret laws. The testimony offered seven recommendations for resolving the tension between openness and secrecy in government.

10. Secret Court Decisions Expand Surveillance Powers

(Web Page; Mon Jul 08 09:59:00 CDT 2013)

The classified rulings of a secretive court are creating a new body of law that greatly expands the surveillance powers of the National Security Agency, according to an article in The New York Times. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillanc...

Description: The classified rulings of a secretive court are creating a new body of law that greatly expands the surveillance powers of the National Security Agency, according to an article in The New York Times.

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