After lawsuit, U.S. archivist agrees to open additional RFK files

The persuasive power of our adversarial legal system is impressive.

After scholar Max Holland filed a FOIA lawsuit for long-secret records of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy last week, the National Archives today announced it would immediately open some of the material to the public.

See: National Archives to Open Additional Robert F. Kennedy Records.

“The National Archives is pleased to open these additional historic materials as the nation and world continue to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s administration,” said David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. “As President Kennedy’s Attorney General, closest advisor and confidant, Robert F. Kennedy played a vital role in the Kennedy Administration’s policy decisions. Researchers and the public look forward to exploring these documents.”

This is good news and hopefully a sign of greater governmental transparency as the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination approaches.

More on JFK assassination records

“Top 5 JFK Files Brennan Should Make Public” (JFK Facts, Feb. 5, 2013)

“Two More JFK Files for Brennan’s Review.” (JFK Facts, Feb 12, 2013)

“Why I sued the CIA for JFK Records”  (JFK Facts, February 23, 2013)

One comment

  1. George Simmons says:

    This is welcome news.

    However, it is only some of the material.

    We should have ALL documents released immediately.

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