ProPublica Launches Online, Free Service for Searching U.S. Tax Returns of Non-Profits

According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, ProPublica“an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest” — has begun an online, free service for searching the U.S. tax returns of over 600,000 non-profit organizations:

ProPublica Launches Online Tool to Search Nonprofit Tax Forms

Please see:
ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer

Hat tip to ResourceShelf.

Cross-posted at Law Library Blog.

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.