SMU history faculty pans Bush’s privacy order

SMU history faculty pans Bush’s privacy order
Holly K. Hacker
Dallas Morning News
February 15, 2007

Southern Methodist University’s faculty senate went on record Wednesday as opposing an executive order that could limit access to presidential records – a concern since the George W. Bush Presidential Library is probably headed to SMU.

The senate voted to endorse a letter signed by SMU’s history department, which states its opposition to an order that President Bush signed in 2001. The order allows current and former presidents, starting with President Ronald Reagan, and their heirs to keep White House records sealed indefinitely without any particular reason or justification.

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