While the collection and release of individual-level microdata is hotly debated across social disciplines, microdata has greatly improved outcomes and decision-making in criminal justice programs.Continue reading
Attorney General Holder: Use open data to fix habeas corpus laws
Attorney General Eric Holder: Let your legacy include you being the first attorney general to call for courts around the country to buy into the idea of open data and transparency.Continue reading
The Week on Politwoops: deleted press release, a challenger’s dream and memories of working for the CIA
It was another busy week on Politwoops, with politicians attempting to hide tweets that included an entire press release, an adaptation of a Martin Luther King Jr. quote and much more.Continue reading
The Week on Politwoops: jokes about Holder’s hospitalization, #tbt on a Monday and more
It was another busy week for our archive of deleted tweets from politicians and here we've collected some of the most notable removals.Continue reading
Gun law nullification efforts fade as specter of federal gun laws retreats
Efforts by states to nullify possible new federal gun control measures have flagged, along with prospects for Congress passing any new legislation in the wake of last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.Continue reading
Told you so: Democrats voting against Holder got gun money
All 17 Democrats who sided with Republicans in Thursday's House vote to cite Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress have received contributions at some point in their careers from the political action committee of the National Rifle Association, which was lobbying hard to pass the resolution.
The Democrats who receive the most money from the NRA's PAC and also face competitive races were even more likely to side with the NRA. Of the eight Democrats in tight races in November that have received the most from NRA's PAC (see a chart of these lawmakers in ...Continue reading
Gun money pushing some Democrats to vote against Holder?
Three Democrats who have said they plan to break party ranks in a historic rebuke of Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday are among the members of their party in tight races who have received the most money from the National Rifle Association's political action committee (PAC) over the course of their careers.
The National Journal reported Wednesday that Democratic Reps. Jim Matheson of Utah, John Barrow of Georgia and Nick Rahall of West Virginia have said they will vote with Republicans to find Holder in contempt of Congress because the attorney general has not released all the documents ...Continue reading
Department of Justice celebrates Sunshine Week
Earlier this afternoon the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder celebrated Sunshine Week by highlighting the federal government’s... View ArticleContinue reading
New Study Finds Agencies Slow to Adopt Even Basic FOIA Guidelines
Sunshine Week starts with a new report from the National Security Archive and the Knight Foundation that finds only 49... View ArticleContinue reading
Stevens Prosecution Thrown Out
Late last year, Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted on seven felony counts of making false statements on his personal financial... View ArticleContinue reading