Investigation of Publication of Select Committee on Intelligence Report: Hearings Before the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to H. Res. 1042

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"We now know that portions and/or all of the select committee's report were disclosed to unauthorized persons outside of the select committee and that the select committee's report was published in part, in The Village Voice, a New York periodical, in its issues dated February 16 and February 23, 1976"--Page 4.
 

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Էջ 585 - Amendment rests on the assumption that the widest possible dissemination of information from diverse and antagonistic sources is essential to the welfare of the public, that a free press is a condition of a free society.
Էջ 586 - In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government.
Էջ 6 - House is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned, to hold such hearings, and to require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memorandums, papers, and documents as it deems necessary.
Էջ 9 - No evidence or testimony taken in executive session may be released or used in public sessions without the consent of the committee.
Էջ 588 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Էջ 197 - If it is all right with the committee. I would like to file this in lieu of making the statement.
Էջ 592 - The asserted claim to privilege should be judged on its facts by the striking of a proper balance between freedom of the press and the obligation of all citizens to give relevant testimony with respect to criminal conduct. The balance of these vital constitutional and societal interests on a case-bycase basis accords with the tried and traditional way of adjudicating such questions.* In short, the courts will be available to newsmen under circumstances where legitimate First Amendment interests require...
Էջ 9 - In the discretion of the committee, witnesses may submit brief and pertinent sworn statements in writing for inclusion in the record. The committee is the sole judge of the pertinency of testimony and evidence adduced at its hearing.
Էջ 598 - It is particularly important that the exercise of the power of compulsory process be carefully circumscribed when the investigative process tends to impinge upon such highly sensitive areas as freedom of speech or press, freedom of political association, and freedom of communication of ideas, particularly in the academic community.
Էջ 8 - If the committee determines that evidence or testimony at an investigative hearing may tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate any person, it shall (1) receive such evidence or testimony in executive session; (2) afford such person an opportunity voluntarily to appear as a witness; and (3) receive and dispose of requests from such person to subpena additional witnesses.

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