Missing Memos

ProPublica has the first ever comprehensive list of the missing Bush era legal memorandum on counter-terrorism policies including detention, wiretapping and interrogation. 

The compilers of this list, Dan Nguyen and Christopher Weaver, provide details on nearly 40 such memos, including information on the memos’ authors as well as a time-line.   A few of the memos are already public due to litigation, but most aren’t available.

Nguyen and Weaver also explain that it falls on President Obama to solve this problem.

I ran across this resource while reading the Sunlight Foundation’s post on Eric Holder’s preference for disclosure “to the maximum extent consistent with sound practice and competing concerns” of OLC memos.

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

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