Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Business Meeting on State Secrets and FOIA Legislation

On Thursday, April 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an Executive Business Meeting, during which it will consider two bills of importance to AALL:

  • S. 417, States Secret Protection Act to enact a safe, fair, and responsible state secrets privilege Act; and
  • H.R. 985/S. 448, Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 to make Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemptions more transparent.

We will keep you updated on the Committee’s progress on these bills.

For a full list of all of the bills AALL is tracking, please see Section 3.2 of the Advocacy Toolkit. For the monthly round up of legislation we’re watching and other updates from the Government Relations Office, plus news from AALL chapters, please sign up to receive the Washington E-Bulletin through the Advocacy Listserv or Blawg, or visit our Web site to read it online.

[Posted by Emily Feldman]

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