There's a New Lawsuit Against Trump's Election Commission

August 29, 2017

The act does say it applies to agencies, but it defines agencies very broadly, stating that they include “any executive department…or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the Executive Office of the President).” The act lists four very specific exceptions, but none is for presidential advisory commissions. “I don’t think the commission can make a case it fits under any of” the exceptions, says Stuart Shapiro, a professor at Rutgers University who worked on PRA requests during his five years at OMB. Shapiro  first argued in a July blog post that the commission’s request was illegal because it ignored the PRA.

Mother Jones, Sept. 29, 2017

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