The "Public Documents Act": Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Printing of the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 16902 and Related Legislation ... September 30 and October 4, 1974, Volume 1

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Page 114 - States (here describe the treaty)],2 as hereinafter more fully appears. The matter in controversy exceeds, exclusive of interest and costs, the sum of ten thousand dollars.
Page 161 - A President and those who assist him must be free to explore alternatives in the process of shaping policies and making decisions and to do so in a way many would be unwilling to express except privately.
Page 222 - To keep the President informed of the progress of activities by agencies of the Government with respect to work proposed, work actually initiated, and work completed, together with the relative timing of work between the several agencies of the Government all to the end that the work programs of the several agencies of the executive branch of the Government may be coordinated and that the moneys appropriated by the Congress may be expended in the most economical manner with the least possible overlapping...
Page 112 - The matter in controversy exceeds, exclusive of interest and costs, the sum of ten thousand dollars. (b) Jurisdiction founded on the existence of a Federal question and amount in controversy. The action arises under [the Constitution of the United States, Article , Section ]; [the Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Section ]; [the Act of , Stat.
Page 69 - I regard the papers and documents withheld and addressed to me, or intended for my use and action, purely unofficial and private, not infrequently confidential, and having reference to the performance of a duty exclusively mine. I consider them in no proper sense as upon the files of the Department, but as deposited there for my convenience, remaining still completely under my control. I suppose if I desired to take them into my custody I might do so with entire propriety, and if I saw fit to destroy...
Page 160 - Human experience teaches that those who expect public dissemination of their remarks may well temper candor with a concern for appearances and for their own interests to the detriment of the decisionmaking process.
Page 139 - This court has repeatedly laid down the principle that a contemporaneous legislative exposition of the Constitution when the founders of our Government and framers of our Constitution were actively participating in public affairs long acquiesced in fixes the construction to be given its provisions.
Page 200 - Whoever, with intent or reason to believe that it is to be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation...
Page 191 - On the other hand, from the nature of the public service, or the character of the documents, embracing historical, military, or diplomatic information, it may be the right, and even the duty of the government, to give them publicity, even against the will of the writers.
Page 207 - National Archives of the United States the records of any Federal agency or of the Congress of the United States that are determined by the Archivist to have sufficient historical or other value to warrant their continued preservation by the United States Government...

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