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Happy Birthday Freedom of Information- The Back Story

July 4, 2011 By CHARLENE LaVOIE Community Lawyer Forty-five years ago on July 4, 1966, Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Freedom of Information Act at his Texas ranch. But the event does not appear on LBJ’s Daily Diary, which is the first indication that the President was not happy about it. Documents from the LBJ Library show that the usually outgoing President, who loved handing out pens at bill signings ...

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Let’s end ‘too big to fail’

May 5, 2010 Charlene Lavoie The first words of Senator Charles Schmuer’s recent amendment to the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (SB3217) are: “To promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end “too big to fail”, to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, and to protect consumers from abusive fina ...

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