The Trouble with Transitions: Preserving Government Records During a Presidential Transition
Times of transition from administration to administration are often, if not always, trying periods for the United States and its people. In particular, concerns arise over the preservation of documents from one administration to the next. This is especially true when the torch of executive power passes from one party to the other. Although preservation of information is a seemingly objective endeavor, it is difficult to abstain from politics when the documents involved are inherently political.
Sarah C. Slinger and Nicholas Mignanelli, The Trouble with Transitions: Preserving Government Records During a Presidential Transition, 39 THE CRIV SHEET 6, 8 (May 2017).