Category «Legislative»

Campaign Finance and the Internet: A Commentary on the Online Freedom of Speech Act

Beth Wellington discusses the divergent positions of key organizations and groups on the regulatory and legislative controversy over Internet free speech, campaign finance reform, and blogging. She provides links to legislation, news releases, government documents and blog postings on the issue.

Subjects: Blogs, Congress, Election Law, Features, Free Speech

FOIA Facts: Sunshine Week and Other Things

Scott A. Hodes reminds us why the goal of Sunshine Week, which is to elevate the public’s awareness on the importance of governmental disclosure laws, is one that has become increasingly important to pursue every week, year round.

Subjects: E-Government, FOIA Facts, Freedom of Information, Government Resources

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com – The Earmark – Part 2

Paul Jenks continues his discussion of an earmark, which is the specific direction of funding for a specific project within the appropriations or authorization bill. His explanation of this rather complex issue will serve you well as you learn more about legislative research and legislative history.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, Government Resources

FOIA Facts: Chief FOIA Officers Named

Scott A. Hodes comments on the role of Chief FOIA Officers, a position recently mandated for all agencies by Executive Order 13392.

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com – The Earmark – Part 1

Paul Jenks discusses the primary method by which Members of Congress and Senators deliver the bacon home to their constituents.

Subjects: Congress, Government Resources

CongressLine – Mr. Speaker

CongressLine Mr. Speaker by Carol M. Morrissey

Carol M. Morrissey has been the Legislative Specialist for the Washington, D. C. office of Chicago’s Sidley & Austin for 11 years. She is a lawyer and legislative expert who has also authored a Congressional update column for the last 4 years.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine

CongressLine – The Congressional Electronic Coming of Age

CongressLine The Congressional Electronic Coming of Age by Carol M. Morrissey

Carol M. Morrissey has been the Legislative Specialist for the Washington, D. C. office of Chicago’s Sidley & Austin for 11 years. She is a lawyer and legislative expert who has also authored a Congressional update column for the last 4 years.

(Posted November 18, 1996; Archived December 5, 1996)

Subjects: Congress

CongressLine – What’s in a Name? The Domain Name Imbroglio

Carol M. Morrissey has been a Legislative Specialist in Washington, D. C. office for 13 years. She is a lawyer and

Subjects: Cyberlaw Legislation, Domain Names

FOIA Facts: Bush Orders FOIA Executive Officers

Scott A. Hodes is a sole practitioner in Washington, D.C., practicing Information and Privacy Law. Mr. Hodes assists clients in gaining access to government records under the FOIA, Privacy Act and other federal agency access provisions. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hodes was an attorney at the Department of Justice for over a decade. He served in the FBI’s Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section from 1998 until 2002 as the Acting Chief of that Section’s Litigation Unit. Mr. Hodes served at the Department of Justice’s Office of Information and Privacy from 1991 until 1998. His website is InfoPrivacylaw.com, and he is a member of the DC and Maryland bars.

FOIA Facts

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources
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