Groups, MSU Clinic urge Biden for openness
Forty-three groups including MSU Law's First Amendment Clinic sent President Biden a letter urging for government transparency
Leaders of forty-three groups sent President Joe Biden a letter urging for open government to be a top priority for the administration. The group, which includes the American Civil Liberties Union, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, and Michigan State's First Amendment Clinic, stressed that transparency is "a pillar of democratic governance." Further, the groups asked for compliance with the Freedom of Information Act across government and pushed for disclosures for both the Trump and Biden Administrations. Politico reports that Biden has taken steps toward government transparency by resuming White House visitor logs and pledging cooperation with Congress and litigation arising out of the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the Capitol. Read more at Politico.com.