Federal Court Strikes Down Bush Executive Order

Oct. 1, 2007

Federal Court Strikes Down Bush Executive Order on Presidential Records Court Finds Bush Order Impedes Access, Violates Presidential Records Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal district court today struck down part of an ex
ecutive order issued by President Bush in 2001 to limit public access to the records of past presidents. The ruling by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in American Historical Association v. National Archives and Records Administration (No. 01-2447) holds that the Bush order violates a requirement of the Presidential Records Act (PRA) that historical materials of former presidents be released to the public “as rapidly and completely as possible.”
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Unhealthy Hours-of-Service Rules to Stay in Effect Just 90 Days; Court Ruling Supports Safety Groups
Statement of Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen President
A court’s decision to let the current hours-of-service rules stand for just 90 more days supports the recommendations of safety groups determined to protect drivers and passengers alike on the nation’s highways.
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