This afternoon U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the office of vice president Dick Cheney to preserve all records related to his office and the performance of his duties, pending further review.
The AHA is joining Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Stanley Kutler, Martin Sherwin, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society of American Archivists, in a lawsuit seeking to force the office of the vice president to preserve the records of his office through the coming transition in administrations.
Article by: Robert B. Townsend
On October 1, a federal district court judge gave historians and researchers a partial, but significant victory in a lawsuit questioning the legality of President George W. Bush’s Executive Order (EO) 13233
, which broadened the rights of presidents and former-presidents to withhold federal records from the public.
On March 8 the House Oversight Committee unanimously approved the "Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007." The bill is expected to go to the House floor the week of March 12. Please tell your congressional representatives
your thoughts on this bill.