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LEGISLATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM

APPENDIX TO
HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SELECT COMMITTEE ON ASSASSINATIONS

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

DECEMBER 11, AND 12, 1978

VOLUME II

(Compilation of legal memoranda and documents on issues pertaining to

the select committee's investigation)

Printed for the use of the Select Committee on Assassinations

SELECT COMMITTEE ON ASSASSINATIONS
Ninety-Fifth Congress

LOUIS STOKES, Ohio, Chairman RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio

WALTER E. FAUNTROY, STEWART B. McKINNEY, Connecticut
District of Columbia CHARLES THONE, Nebraska

YVONNE BRATHWAITE BURKE, HAROLD S. SAWYER, Michigan
California

CHRISTOPHER J. DODD, Connecticut
HAROLD E. FORD, Tennessee
FLOYD J. FITHIAN, Indiana
ROBERT W. EDGAR, Pennsylvania
STAFF
G. Robert BLAkey, Chief Counsel and Staff Director
JAMEs L. Wolf, Deputy Chief Counsel, Legal Unit

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CONTENTS

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I. Introduction
II. Primary documents :

A. House Resolution 222.
B. House Resolution 433.
C. House Resolution 760.
D. Committee rules --
E. Committee security procedures.---
F. Committee nondisclosure agreement
G. Memorandum of understanding between the Director of Central

Intelligence and the select committee, and subsequent addendums--
H. Memorandum of understanding between the Attorney General and

the select committee------
III. Memorandum and documents related to the select committee's acquisi-

tion of evidence:
A. Memorandum on the Select Committee on Assassinations and pro-

spective judicial proceedings in the district court.-
B. Production of a witness incarcerated in a prison before the select

committee :
1. Memorandum on the power of congressional committees to have

a witness incarcerated in prison appear before the committee.--
2. Sample petition for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum.-

3. Sample writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum ---
C. Acquisition of testimony in a foreign country:
1. Memorandum on use of letters rogatory by a congressional com-

mittee
2. Sample application for orders requesting international judicial

assistance Issuance of letters rogatory---
3. Sample request for international judicial assistance - Issuance

of letters rogatory---
D. Congressional acquisition of records that might be considered pro-

tected from disclosure by Federal or State statute or regulation :
1. Application for order disclosing the medical records of Ms. Grace

Walden
2. Memorandum of points and authorities in support of the select

committee's application for order disclosing the medical records

of Ms. Grace Walden..
3. Opinion of the court in re application for order disclosing the

medical records of Ms. Grace Walden ----
4. Order of the court disclosing medical records of Ms. Grace

Walden --
E. Issues arising from congressional authority to confer immunity

upon witnesses:
1. Memorandum on use immunity and the congressional investiga-

tory process.---
2. Memorandum on inability of Federal and State prosecuting

authorities to use information obtained in preliminary immunity

discussions against the party furnishing that information ----
3. Agreement between immunized witnesses and the Select Com-

mittee on Assassinations.-----
4. Sample application for order conferring immunity and compel-

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ling testimony----5. Memorandum in support of application for order conferring im

munity and conferring testimony---6. Sample order conferring immunity and compelling testimony.-

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