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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Unsealing Settlements

The government has arranged financial settlements with big banks and other corporations who had a role in causing our ongoing fiscal crisis, but hasn't gone after anyone criminally. Why, and what's in those sealed settlements? Those are among the questions Professor Brandon Garrett and his students at the University of Virginia School of Law asked, and when they didn't get answers, they filed lawsuits demanding to unseal those settlements.

On my America Weekend show, Garrett explained what they're looking for, why the government should be willing to reveal the information, and what his students have learned about the law in the process. Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!