[govinfo] GovInfo News 6-28-2007

  • From: "Patrice McDermott" <pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <govinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:49:28 -0400

- Former Interior official gets prison time
- The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0
- An Overview of Selected Legal Digital Libraries
- FOIA Facts: Two Steps Forward, (At Least) One Step Back

For updates on Congress v. Cheney (various subpoenae, etc)  -- and more, see 
the OpenTheGovernment.org website -  News Highlights. See, also, Secrecy News
Patrice McDermott, Director
OpenTheGovernment.org
www.openthegovernment.org
202.332.OPEN (6736)
- Former Interior official gets prison time
By Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press June 27, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge chastised the Interior Department's former 
No. 2 official and doubled his proposed prison term to 10 months Tuesday for 
lying to senators in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal and making excuses 
about it in court. more [Gov Exec]

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- The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0
David C. Wyld, Associate Professor Southeastern Louisiana University (99 
pages,PDF) [from beSpacific.com]
Link: Paper

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- An Overview of Selected Legal Digital Libraries
By Kristyn Helge and George Butterfield, June 25, 2007

The purpose of this paper is to review ten digital libraries from the legal 
field. The major characteristics of each library are summarized. Guidance is 
given for the user who would access the library. Finally, some of the 
differences between the ten libraries are presented. more [LLRX.com]

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- FOIA Facts: Two Steps Forward, (At Least) One Step Back
By Scott A. Hodes, June 25, 2007

Public Access to government records is moving forward in at least a couple of 
areas. The Department of Justice has released a searchable Foreign Agents 
Registration Act database, available here. While not all FARA documents are 
available due to some privacy issues that the Department of Justice is still 
working out, a publicly available database is a great step in the direction of 
public access to documents. more [LLRX.com]

Link: Foreign Agents Registration Act database

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