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Susan Nevelow Mart is a Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California.

Documents, Leaks and the Boundaries of Expression: Government Whistleblowing in an Over-Classified Age

Susan Nevelow Mart’s comprehensive guide documents what protections you have from retaliation if you blow the whistle on fraud, waste, deception, or other violations of the law will depend on who your employer is, what has been uncovered, and what kind of documents are involved.

Subjects: 9-11-2001, Features

Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed from the Internet Be Reclaimed?

Susan Nevelow Mart examines the legal basis of the public’s right to access government information, reviews the types of information that have recently been removed from the Internet, and analyzes the rationales given for the removals. The article suggests that the concerted use of the Freedom of Information Act by public interest groups and their constituents is a possible method of returning the information to the Internet.

Subjects: E-Government, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Law Librarians, Libraries & Librarians