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End Abuse of the "State Secrets" doctrine

Legislation has already been introduced that would go a long way in increasing transparency, and in returning the Balance and Separation of powers between the branches of our government.

It used to be that Courts, off the record, evaluated whether evidence constituted a "state secret" that prevented it from being given in a trial. The last 8+ years, however, "state secret" has been used to keep a trial from happening... more »

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Stop censoring commentary.

You are exposing yourself as just a propaganda tool by only allowing comments that tell you what you want to hear. (And what you want your readers to see).

 

In one night, you have destroyed your credibility. Not exactly a stellar manner in which to market the idea of transparency.

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You gotta be kidding me...

"What kinds of prizes/contests should we consider to attract others in working with us?"

Are you serious???? Now the Justice Department is going to start offering "prizes/contests" to "attract others in working with us"????

Egads, I knew this country was in trouble, but idiotic ideas like that makes me think we are in deeper trouble that I can even imagine.

Besides, the JD is already handing out "pizes", by refusing... more »

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Publish AG Holder's daily schedule online

I've seen other government officials do this, and it seems like a good way to show the taxpayer what the principal (Attorney General) is doing on the job. You could also link public calendar items (speeches, ceremonies, etc) to the event page, which would provide more detailed information and allow interested citizens to RSVP or plan to attend.

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Promote dialogue between Sr. Leaders & Staff?

Blogging tools or other social media technologies could be used to make it easier for Sr. Leaders at DOJ and staff to have real discussions. In addition to helping ferret out new ways to make the Dept. more efficient, I think this would help ensure that the day-to-day actions our in line with Dept's long term vision. Get leaders blogging & let staff respond!

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On transparency

Hi DOJ, Thank you for this opportunity. President Obama has repeatedly stated that he prefers to move forward, rather than revisit the actions of the previous administration. As a result, we now seem to have a need for transparency due to the subsequent clouding. Since ALL crime everywhere is always in the past, justice was invented to provide closure, through legal, transparent means. Though I believe I have some comprehension... more »

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You really want to be transparent?

Then publish, in a timely manner, the names of all politicans, and their conversations, who contact the DOJ to discuss,inquire or give an opinion on any case under the DOJ.

Remember the Jane Harman affair?..clear cut case if there ever was one...and what happened?...Nothing.
Want to share who squelched that?

You want people to work with you? O.K., I have a deal for you. If you don't want to publish what I suggested... more »

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On Transparency

Many citizens are extremely upset with the Department of Justice's failure to investigate and prosecute clear violations of the law. A few the things we are incensed about are these: The failure to prosecute those who have supported torture with insupportable legal opinions, those who ordered torture and other war crime behaviors, and those who have committed torture and other war crime behaviors, past and present. The... more »

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Disclose Company Bio of "IdeaScale"

Considering that IdeaScale seems to be enjoying a huge governmental contract, supplying virtually ALL of the government agencies, (including, of course, the DOJ), I find it interesting that I cannot seem to find a company bio that lists officers, owners, or subsidiaries of "IdeaScale".

In the interest of "transparency" may I suggest that EACH government website, including this one, using "IdeaScale" post a complete and... more »

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The Department of Justice should live webcast all meetings

The Department of Justice should live webcast all meetings for proposed rule making and regulations where the public comment should take place. They should make these meetings available for on demand viewing and have the ability to have that content be indexed for video search. By doing this the public and stakeholders will be able to see the inner workings of the rule making process and make the content and proceedings... more »

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