U.S. Department of Justice Releases Nine Office of Legal Counsel Memoranda and Opinions

Secret legal opinions issued by the Bush administration lawyers after the September 11, 2001 attacks were among the nine that were released and disclosed publicly by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday March 2, 2009.

In a Department of Justice Press Release announcing this action, Eric Holder the current U.S. Attorney General is quoted as saying: “Americans deserve a government that operates with transparency and opennes…it is my goal to make OLC [Office of Legal Counsel] opinions available when possible while still protecting national security information and ensuring robust internal executive branch debate and decion-making.”

March 2, 2009 U.S. Department of Justice Press Release.

The opinions and memoranda are available through a link included with the Press Release.

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