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Freedom of Information Day, March 16

March 16, 2012
Madison

Freedom of Information Day promotes public access to government information and the public’s right to know.  Held during Sunshine Week, the day also celebrates the birth of  our fourth President, James Madison (1751-1836).  Madison is recognized as the primary drafter of the Constitution, the author of the Bill of Rights and a voice for open government.

Read more about James Madison’s views in The Federalist.  For a discussion of his views, see To Secure the Liberty of the People:  James Madison’s Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court’s Interpretations, by Eric T. Kasper.

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