Transparency & Democracy

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

The First Amendment embraces the public’s right to access the information needed to hold the powerful accountable and participate fully in the process of self-government.

Our aim in defending and promoting transparency is not simply to compel the disclosure of information that the public is entitled to know, but to broaden public access to information through changes in government policy and the law.

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Lies and the Press

Does Sullivan still serve free speech values in the digital age?

Lies and Elections

How exceptional should we consider the electoral context when it comes to the regulation of lies? 

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Roads Not Taken

Reflections on the 9/11 anniversary