Lots of secrecy in the news
- From U.S. News and World Report (2012, November 2), the Discovery Channel’s upcoming documentary on the U.S. government’s preparations for Doomsday. It will be interesting to see how the documentary reports on the history of continuity of government (COG), if so.
- The BBC (2012, November 2) on the royal secrecy clause.
- From The Washington Post (2012, October 29) on the “Catch-22” of government secrecy: “Those contesting Congress’s 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) say they are in a Catch-22: The government says they cannot challenge the law unless they can show that their communications are under surveillance, but such information is strictly secret.”
- Court Upholds Secrecy in Product Safety Lawsuit (James Hood @ ConsumerAffairs) writes: As “the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is learning, now that a federal court has sealed all details of a lawsuit filed by an anonyous company against the agency, preventing the public from learning not just the details of the lawsuit, which concerns an injury allegedly caused by a defective product but also seals from public view the name of the company involved.”
- Behind Closed Doors: GOP and Dems Alike Cloaked Redistricting in Secrecy (NBC & Center for Public Integrity).
- Peter B. Collins’ podcast (2012, October 25) on the Disposition Matrix.
- From The Hill, news of The Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act, “and a companion House bill, would help end the secrecy surrounding shell companies.”
- Finally, watch the Panel Discussion on National Security held at Fordham Law School, October 16, 2012 at C-Span.