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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina, Chairman
S McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., Delaware
AXALT, Nevada

EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts
G. HATCH, Utah

ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia SBERT 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

DEBORAH BERNSTEIN, 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
DEROY MURDOCK, Staff Assistant
ROBERT FEIDLER, Minority Counsel

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CONTENTS

STATEMENTS OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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Bikales, Gerda—Continued

'Temporary' Bilingual Education Lives On,' from the Washington
Times, August 18, 1983.....
“The Swiss, the U.S, and Language Unity,” from the Christian Science

Monitor, September 12, 1984.
Burdick, Senator Quentin: Testimony

Corrada, Baltasar:

Testimony

Prepared statement
Hatch, Senator Orrin G.:

“Legal Analysis of H.J. Res. 169 proposing an amendment to the U.S.

Constitution to make English the official language of the United

States,” by Charles Dale, legislative attorney, American Law Division,

Congressional Research Service, the Library of Congress, June 27, 1983.

“What a School Was,” by Abraham H. Lass from the New York Times,

April 16, 1983

“ELA: Making English the Official Language,” by Nadine Cohodas, from

the Congressional Quarterly, October 22, 1983.

"English Spoken Here Please," by Jonathan Alter, from Newsweek, Jan-

uary 9, 1984

"Voting in English,” by William Raspberry, from the Washington Post,

March 15, 1984 .....

“Aqui se Habla Ingles," from the Washington Times, April 4, 1984

“You'll Be a Nobody if They Didn't Make You Learn English,” by Gerda

Bikales, from the Christian Science Monitor, April 20, 1983..

"The Mother Tongue Has a Movement,” by Francis X. Clines, from the

New York Times, June 3, 1984 ....

Hayakawa, S.I.:

Testimony

Prepared statement

Letters to:

Dear Friend, from S.I. Hayakawa

Marion Faldet, the Spencer Foundation, September 27, 1984
Commentaries by Guy Wright:

“U.S. English,” from the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle,

March 20, 1983
“Speaking English,” from the San Francisco Examiner, March 28,

1983..

Huddleston, Walter D.:

Testimony

Memo from Angela Evans, June 6, 1984.

Article from the Congressional Record, “Constitutional Amendment to

Make English the Official Language of the United States," September

21, 1983.

Letters:

Helen Wong Jean, executive secretary for Chinese Civic Council,

April 23, 1984...

S.I. Hayakawa, August 27, 1984..

Charles V. Dale, Legislative Attorney, American Law Division, legal

analysis of Senate Joint Resolution 167 proposing an amendment

to the U.S. Constitution to make English the official language of

the United States, Congressional Research Service, the Library of

Congress...

Shumway, Norman D.:

Testimony

Prepared statement

“Proposed Constitutional Amendment,” from the Congressional Record,

March 2, 1983...

Letter from Michael Blichasz, president, Polish American Congress, Inc.,

Eastern Pennsylvania District, February 6, 1984

Symms, Steven D.:

Testimony

Prepared statement

Torres, Arnoldo S.:

Testimony

Prepared statement

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