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by Mike Masnick


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stalling, telco immunity



Whaddaya Know: Obama Administration Seeks Delay In Handing Over Telco Immunity Lobbying Info

from the like-you-didn't-see-that-coming dept

Earlier this week, we noted that a court had rejected, yet again, the Obama administration's attempt to stall in handing over info on who lobbied to get telco immunity. At the time, we asked what excuse the administration would use to delay again -- given that the release of documents was due today, Friday. Well, it appears they haven't come up with any excuse... they've just tried asking the court yet again -- as if the first three "no" answers weren't enough.

Honestly, I'm beginning to wonder what's going on here. As I said when the initial court order came out, I don't know what could possibly be surprising in the documents. It seems quite likely that the telcos lobbied hard for immunity. That would not be a surprise or particularly revealing. So who is the government trying to cover up for here?

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Oct 2009 @ 2:27am

    One of the biggest promises

    I think a lot of people, if they really gave politics enough attention, would be having a huge problem here, as much of why many voted for Obama was the promise of openness. I do consider it to still be early in his term, and I therefor dont expect much in the way of legislative progress. Issues such as this where the decision could be made at the top though do scream "Yep, just another political campaign promise"

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