ACLU, Citizens United join forces for better access to government information

Government transparency could be getting even worse, according to Citizens United and the American Civil Liberties Union.

“I think the state of transparency is getting worse in a lot of respects and it’s not just Freedom of Information Act requests. We’re seeing systemic efforts by the government to withhold information from the public,” Neema Guliani, the ACLU’s legislative counsel, told the Hill.TV’s “Rising” on Monday.

The ACLU has joined forces with the conservative Citizens United group to gain better access to government information.

They teamed up because both groups have run into problems from the government when seeking information through Freedom of Information Act requests. Read more…