EDITORS' NOTE

Lisa Browar, Marvin J. Taylor

Abstract

The access restrictions embedded in Executive Order 13223, “Further Implementation of the Presidential Records Act,” promulgated by President George W. Bush are consistent with a presidential administration preoccupied with secrecy and regulating the control of information flowing outward from the government into the citizenry. Labeling it ill conceived, hostile, egregious, and blatantly unconstitutional, Professor Jonathan R. Turley of George Washington University Law School condemned the order noting that “is fatally flawed as a matter of law and extremely misguided as a matter of public policy.”


Signed into law on November 1, 2001, Executive Order 13223 places new restrictions on public . . .

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