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WIRETAPPING FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

HEARINGS


BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 832
TO AUTHORIZE ACQUISITION AND INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNI-
CATIONS IN INTÉREST OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE

S. 2753
TO ALLOW ADMISSION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF EVIDENCE IN THE
FEDERAL COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST DEFENDANTS
PROSECUTED FOR TREASON, ESPIONAGE, AND OTHER CRIMES

INVOLVING THE NATIONAL SECURITY

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S. 3229
TO PROHIBIT WIRETAPPING BY ANY PERSON OTHER THAN A
DULY AUTHORIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ENGAGED IN
THE INVESTIGATION OF OFFENSES INVOLVING THE INTERNAL

SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES

AND

H. R. 8649
TO AUTHORIZE THE ADMISSION INTO EVIDENCE IN CERTAIN
CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS OF INFORMATION INTERCEPTED IN
NATIONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

WILLIAM LANGER, North Dakota, Chairman ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin

PAT MCCARRAN, Nevada WILLIAM E. JENNER, Indiana

HARLEY M. KILGORE, West Virginia ARTHUR V. WATKINS, Utah

JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi ROBERT C. HENDRICKSON, New Jersey ESTES KEFAUVER, Tennessee EVERETT MCKINLEY DIRKSEN, Illinois OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina HERMAN WELKER, Idaho

THOMAS C. HENNINGS, JR., Missouri JOHN MARSHALL BUTLER, Maryland JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas

SUBCOMMITTEE

ALEXANDER WILEY, Wisconsin, Chairman, ARTHUR V. WATKINS, Utah

PAT MCCARRAN, Nevada HERMAN WELKER, Idaho

OLIN D. JOHNSTON, South Carolina THOMAS B. COLLINS, Subcommittee Counsel

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CONTENTS

Statement of

Pago

Bernstein, Nahum A., attorney at law, New York City-

163

Biemiller, Andrew J., American Federation of Labor.

197

Brownell, Hon. Herbert, Jr., Attorney General of the United States--- 8

Celler, Hon. Emanuel,' Representative in Congress from the State

of New York.

51

Coar, Robert, Director, Joint House-Senate Radio Facility --

110

Dodd, Hon. Thomas J., Representative in Congress from the State of

Connecticut.

71

Fly, James Lawrence, American Civil Liberties Union..-

184

Gunther, John J., Americans for Democratic Action..

200

Hyde, Hon. Rosel H., Chairman, Federal Communications Commis-

sion, accompanied by Hon. Warren E. Baker, General Counsel,

Federal Communications Commission...

81

Jones, Capt. Stephen E., Chief, Security Branch, Office of Naval

Intelligence..

103

Keating, Hon. Kenneth, Representative in Congress from the State
of New York...

60

Levy, Gilbert R., Chief, Counter Intelligence Division, Department

of the Air Force..

108

McCarran, Hon. Pat, United States Senator from the State of Nevada. 35

Miller, Mineola, Suffield, Conn.-

225

Pearson, Theodore, chairman, committee on Federal legislation, the

Association of the Bar of the City of New York..

116

Rahill, William H., Friends Committee on National Legislation.. 209

Shindler, Raymond C., New York City.

157

Smith, Chester D., security adviser to Chief, Security Division,

Department of the Army-

106

Steinberg, Harris B., chairman, committee on criminal courts, law

and procedure, Association of the Bar of the City of New York.--- 142
Willis, Hon. Edwin, Representative in Congress from the State of
Louisiana

59, 74

Memorandum from the Attorney General dated April 28, 1954.

228

Memorandum from the Attorney General dated May 14, 1954_

230

Report submitted by the Attorney General on S. 3229.

227

Statement filed by-

Western Union Telegraph Co.

233

The Chicago Bar Association..

234

American Jewish Congress.

238

Congress of Industrial Organizations

243

National Lawyers Guild.

248

Lloyd N. Cutler, Charles A. Horsky, and Herbert L. Parker, attorneys
at law, Washington, D. C.

244

Text of bills

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