For the Government, Transparency and Accountability Is a One-Way Mirror

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The much-touted and recently signed Financial Reform Bill includes a provision that prevents the public from obtaining any documents relating to SEC investigations (past or present, open or closed) pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

As discussed in an article by Barger & Wolen partner Michael A.S. Newman in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, the law flies in the face of well-established notions in this country that the workings of the government must remain visible to the general public.

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