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Feingold Receives ALA's James Madison Award for Protecting Public Access to Gov't Information

The American Library Association has announced that Senator Russ Feingold has been awarded the 2008 James Madison Award which honors those who, at the national level, have championed, protected, and promoted public access to government information.

"His work in the United States Senate to promote the public's right to know has been extensive and effective," said ALA President Loriene Roy in her opening remarks. "In short, he has put his money where his mouth is on open government legislation and his record reflects just that."