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Sixth Annual Freedom of Information Day Celebration

Content Partner:  American University Washington College of Law
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In the United States, Freedom of Information Day is celebrated on or near the March 16 birthday of James Madison, considered the “Founding Father of Freedom of Information,” as part 
of what during recent years has become known as “Sunshine Week.” This program is the 
sixth annual celebration of Freedom of Information Day held by the Washington College of 
Law’s Collaboration on Government Secrecy and this year it anchors an expanded Sunshine 
Week (March 1016), a project of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, among related activities by media and public interest groups. Leading experts will discuss matters of current importance to the openness-ingovernment community, including in a “legislative outlook” session featuring key congressional staff from all corners of Capitol Hill moderated by 2008 FOIA Legend Award recipient 
Thomas M. Susman, one on high-visibility FOIA litigation, and one on the aftermath of the 
Supreme Court’s decision in Milner v. Department of the Navy, 131 S. Ct. 1259 (Mar. 7, 2011).
CGS also is pleased to announce that 46-year FOIA veteran Leonard Schaitman, who has 
served as Assistant Director of the Appellate Staff of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division since 1973, will give this program’s keynote address and will be presented with the 2013
“Robert Vaughn FOIA Legend Award” in recognition of his career shaping the development 
of the law through litigation and promoting its proper governmentwide administration. The 
recipient of last year’s FOIA Legend Award, Susan B. Long, Co-Director of the Transactional 
Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, will make the presentation.

Practice Areas: Constitutional Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 03/18/2013 9:30 AM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 7 Hours, 30 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Steve Aftergood - Executive Director, Project on Government Secrecy, Federation of American Scientists
William Boardley - Associate General Counsel, United States Marshals Service, Department of Justice
Krista Boyd - Minority Counsel, House Government Reform and Oversight Committee
Jennifer Brown - Senior Research Associate/Dean's Fellow, Collaboration on Government Secrecy, Washington College of Law
James P. Conrad - Chairman, Section of Administrative Law, American Bar Association
Lydia Kay Griggsby - Counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy
Matthew L. Johnson - Counsel to Senator John Cornyn for Senate Judiciary Committee
William T. Kammer - Chief, Office of Freedom of Information, Department of Defense
Jennifer LaFleur - Director of Computer-Assisted Reporting, ProPublica
Susan B. Long - Co-Director, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), Syracuse University
Ginger P. McCall - Director, Open Government Project, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Daniel J. Metcalfe - Executive Director, Collaboration on Government Secrecy, Washington College of Law
Tegan N. Millspaw - Research Analyst, House Government Reform and Oversight Commitee
Catrina Pavlik-Keenan - Director, Office of Freedom of Information, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security
James F. Peterson - Senior Attorney, Judicial Watch
Leonard Schaitman - Assistant Director, Appellate Staff, Civil Division, Department of Justice
David Sobel - Senior Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EFF)
Thomas M. Susman - Director of Governmental Affairs, American Bar Association
Anne L. Weismann - Chief Counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Benjamin E. Wizner - Counsel, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Gavin Baker - Federal Information Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch)
Robert S. Becker - Member, Board of Directors, D.C. Open Government Coalition
Elizabeth Goitein - Director, Liberty and National Security Project, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law
Sean Moulton - Director, Federal Information Policy, Center for Effective Goverment
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