Friday, July 30, 2004
What's going on here? According to a Statement from ALA President-Elect Michael Gorman on the destruction of Department of Justice documents, the Department of Justice wants the Government Printing Office to reclaim a number of items sent to government document repositiry libraries. "The topics addressed in the named documents include information on how citizens can retrieve items that may have been confiscated by the government during an investigation. The documents to be removed and destroyed include: Civil and Criminal Forfeiture Procedure; Select Criminal Forfeiture Forms; Select Federal Asset Forfeiture Statutes; Asset forfeiture and money laundering resource directory; and Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (CAFRA)."