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S. HRG. 98-699

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFORM ACT

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 774 A BILL ENTITLED “THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFORM ACT"

APRIL 18 AND 21, 1983

Serial No. J-98-31

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

31-251 O

WASHINGTON : 1984

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina, Chairman
CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., Delaware
PAUL LAXALT, Nevada

EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah

ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia ROBERT DOLE, Kansas

HOWARD M. METZENBAUM, Ohio ALAN K. SIMPSON, Wyoming

DENNIS DECONCINI, Arizona JOHN P. EAST, North Carolina

PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont CHARLES E. GRASSLEY, Iowa

MAX BAUCUS, Montana JEREMIAH DENTON, Alabama

HOWELL HEFLIN, Alabama ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania

VINTON DEVANE LIDE, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

DEBORAH K. OWEN, General Counsel

SHIRLEY J. FANNING, Chief Clerk
Mark H. GITENSTEIN, Minority Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION

ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah, Chairman STROM THURMOND, South Carolina

DENNIS DECONCINI, Arizona
CHARLES E. GRASSLEY, Iowa

PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont
STEPHEN MARKMAN, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

RANDALL RADER, General Counsel

CLAIRE GREIF, Chief Clerk
BOB FEIDLER, Minority Chief Counsel

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Hatch, Hon. Orrin G., a U.S. Senator from the State of Utah, chairman,

Subcommittee on the Constitution

Thurmond, Hon. Strom, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Carolina,

chairman, Committee on the Judiciary.

Leahy, Hon. Patrick J., a U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont.

PROPOSED LEGISLATION

S. 774, a bill entitled “The Freedom of Information Reform Act”.

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

APRIL 18, 1983

Rose, Jonathan C., Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S.

Department of Justice .....

Rowe, Charles S., editor and copublisher, Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va

Taft, William H., IV, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense....

Claybrook, Joan, president, Public Citizen, Inc., accompanied by Sidney Wolf,

director, Health Research Group, Public Citizens, Inc., and Kathy Meyer,

counsel, Public Citizen, Inc

O'Reilly, James T., senior counsel, Procter & Gamble, Co .............

APRIL 21, 1983

Webster, Hon. William H., Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation .....

Lewis, Robert, national treasurer, and chairman, Freedom of Information

Committee, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and Wash-

ington correspondent, Newhouse News Service, accompanied by Bruce W.

Sanford, first amendment counsel, Society of Professional Journalists .....

Adler, Allan R., counsel, Center for National Security Studies, on behalf of

the American Civil Liberties Union; and Page Putnam Miller, director,

National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History .....

ALPHABETICAL LISTING AND MATERIAL SUBMITTED

Adler, Allan R.:

Testimony.

Prepared statement

Supplemental memorandum of the ACLU's views...

Responses to written questions posed by Senator Leahy.

Export Administration Report........

Claybrook, Joan:

Testimony

Prepared statement

Hatch, Hon. Orrin G., prepared statement of the General Electric Co.......

Leahy, Hon. Patrick: Methodological Assessment of the Drug Enforcement

Administration's Report, the Effect of the Freedom of Information Act on

DEA Investigations..

Lewis, Robert:

Testimony

Prepared statement

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