U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Attorneys John Yoo and Horace Cooper have an op-ed in Investors Business Daily, published just now, asking why the Obama Administration is hiding thousands of documents relating to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Can't be national security reasons, surely...
A clue might be found in the fact that shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have sued the U.S. government, contending that the federal government's takeover of the institutions in 2008, and a diversion of profits to the federal government in 2012, constituted an unconstitutional taking of property.
Another clue might come from something a federal judge said when she disagreed with Obama:
The court will not condone the misuse of a protective order as a shield to insulate public officials from criticism in the way they execute their public duties.
John Yoo is Heller Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, while Horace Cooper is a National Center senior fellow and co-chairman of the African-American leadership group Project 21.
Read their article here.