University under pressure on Bush secrecy
The Washington Times
February 5, 2007
Southern Methodist University in Dallas is under pressure to scrap plans for the Bush presidential library because of the president’s secrecy policy.
Seven weeks after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President George Bush signed an executive order that allowed all presidents within the last 12 years to withhold presidential documents. Various archivists, historical and library groups filed a lawsuit, which is still pending, the Dallas Morning News reported.
However, a renewed pitch to Congress by the Society of American Archivists to abolish the order has put SMU back in the spotlight to cancel plans for the library, the report said.