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(Web Page; Thu Apr 23 12:36:00 CDT 2015)
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.
(Web Page; Mon Dec 11 10:54:00 CST 2017)
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.
(Web Page; Fri Sep 05 14:45:00 CDT 2014)
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.
(Web Page; Tue Sep 30 12:25:00 CDT 2014)
Description: POGO's Danielle Brian discusses the disturbing trend of laws being interpreted in secret away from public scrutiny.
(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.
(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; Fri Dec 09 11:17:00 CST 2016)
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.
(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.