A legal battle to give Americans more information about their own Commander-in-Chief has attracted some unlikely bedfellows. Representatives of the conservative-leaning watchdog organization Judicial Watch appeared Tuesday at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to argue that the contents of White House visitor logs should be made available and accessible to the public.

Judicial Watch first sued the Secret Service over the logs in 2009, arguing that the administration was fighting transparency and the peoples’ right to know by keeping the logs classified.

The organization’s senior attorney Jim Peterson, who spoke with Human Events this week, said that the White House’s steadfast refusal to make the logs available epitomized a lack of transparency that has been characteristic of this administration.