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(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 12:49:00 CDT 2013)
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.
2. Secret Laws
(Web Page; Fri Oct 19 16:05:00 CDT 2012)
(Web Page; Wed May 08 14:24:00 CDT 2013)
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.
(Web Page; Wed Jun 19 12:33:00 CDT 2013)
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.
(Web Page; Mon Jul 08 09:59:00 CDT 2013)
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.
(Web Page; Thu Apr 04 08:35:00 CDT 2013)
Description: 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.
(Web Page; Wed Jun 12 15:59:00 CDT 2013)
Description: A new bipartisan bill from eight Senators seeks to expand transparency and accountability of secret surveillance programs conducted under the PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
(Web Page; Fri Jan 17 13:43:00 CST 2014)
Description: Statement of Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight We’re encouraged that President Obama today acknowledged the dangers posed to our civil liberties by unchecked and overreaching intelligence gathering. His speech sets the stage for important reforms.
(Web Page; Mon Apr 28 10:52:00 CDT 2014)
Description: The Court of Appeals ordered the release of a memo justifying the drone strike that killed Anwar Al-Awlaki.
(Web Page; Thu Oct 03 13:39:00 CDT 2013)
Description: OpenTheGovernment.org has released its annual report detailing and reviewing government secrecy. Despite the Obama Administration’s purported commitment to transparency, reductions in secrecy have been slow.