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FOIA, Trade Secrets, and More from CRS

Some new reports from the Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following (all pdf).

“The Freedom of Information Act and Nondisclosure Provisions in Other Federal Laws,” September 13, 2010.

“The Role of Trade Secrets in Innovation Policy,” August 31, 2010.

“Regulating Coal Combustion Waste Disposal: Issues for Congress,” September 21, 2010.

“The SPEECH Act: The Federal Response to ‘Libel Tourism’,” September 16.

“The Bush Tax Cuts and the Economy,” September 3, 2010.

0 thoughts on “FOIA, Trade Secrets, and More from CRS

  1. Boy, the request to consider the repeal of the tax cuts on the wealthiest was a grenade waiting to be jumped on.

    The report explains that allowing the tax cuts to expire might stifle the economic recovery but does not explicitly say that allowing the tax cuts to expire -only- for the wealthiest might stifle the economy, which is what the mess is about. And that issue has been political dynamite.

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