Trump Won’t Disclose White House Visitor Logs, an Option Sought By Obama and Approved By Merrick Garland
APRIL 14, 2017
From U.S. News and World Report:
The decision makes use of an anti-transparency ruling sought by the Obama administration and written in 2013 by Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge later nominated unsuccessfully to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama.
Transparency advocates say Garland bent over backwards to overturn a lower-court ruling on visitor log access and expressed concern at the time about how the finding would be used by future administrations.