Judicial Watch v. National Archives and Records Administration (No. 10-1834) – Clinton Presidential tapes
OCTOBER 28, 2011
Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to obtain access to 79 recorded conversations between former President Bill Clinton and historian Taylor Branch, who was enlisted by Clinton to create an oral history of the Clinton presidency. The NARA, which is required to maintain custody over the tapes according to the Presidential Records Act (PRA), continues to advance the erroneous claim that the Clinton tapes are not official presidential records and are therefore not subject to PRA.