The "Public Documents Act": Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Printing Of..., 93-2, Sept. 30 and Oct. 4, 1974

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Page 86 - 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 190 - 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 84 - 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 41 - 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 184 - The privilege belongs to the Government and must be asserted by it; it can neither be claimed nor waived by a private party.
Page 111 - 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 130 - 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 174 - ... all the bustle of cabal, the heat of contention, the infinite mutual abuse of parties, tearing to pieces the best of characters? It will not be the wise and moderate, the lovers of peace and good order, the men fittest for the trust. It will be the bold and the violent, the men of strong passions and indefatigable activity in their selfish pursuits.
Page 124 - Congress shall have the power .... to promote the progress of science, and the useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
Page 29 - The Administrator, in negotiating for the deposit of Presidential historical materials, shall take steps to secure to the Government, as far as possible, the right to have continuous and permanent possession of the materials.

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