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Why The Government's Wall Of Secrecy Must Fall

Law360, New York (August 11, 2016, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Any day now, a U.S. Court of Appeals is expected to rule on a suit brought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors against the federal government challenging the latter’s conservatorship of the two privately held and government-chartered companies. Its ruling will be made in the wake of some startling revelations. For years, the executive branch has hidden behind a wall of “executive privilege” and “protective orders.” As some documents have finally become public, the revelations cast an awfully bad light on the government’s concealment and...
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