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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Mlinois BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio DON FUQUA, Florida

PAUL N. McCLOSKEY, JR., California JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

ROBERT S. WALKER, Pennsylvania JOHN L. BURTON, California

M. CALDWELL BUTLER, Virginia GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

LYLE WILLIAMS, Ohio ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia

JOEL DECKARD, Indiana DAVID W. EVANS, Indiana

WILLIAM F. CLINGER, JR., Pennsylvania TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut

RAYMOND J. MCGRATH, New York HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

HAL DAUB, Nebraska FLOYD J. FITHIAN, Indiana

JOHN HILER, Indiana TED WEISS, New York

DAVID DREIER, California MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

WENDELL BAILEY, Missouri
EUGENE V. ATKINSON, Pennsylvania LAWRENCE J. DENARDIS, Connecticut
STEPHEN L. NEAL, North Carolina

JUDD GREGG, New Hampshire
DOUG BARNARD, JR., Georgia
PETER A. PEYSER, New York
BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts
HAROLD WASHINGTON, Illinois
TOM LANTOS, California

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel
JOHN E. MOORE, Staff Administrator
ELMER W. HENDERSON, Senior Counsel
JOHN M. DUNCAN, Minority Staff Director

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS SUBCOMMITTEE

GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma, Chairman TED WEISS, New York

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio HENRY A. WAXMAN, California

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Mlinois JOHN L. BURTON, California

WENDELL BAILEY, Missouri JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

EX OFFICIO

JACK BROOKS, Texas

FRANK HORTON, New York
ROBERT GELLMAN, Counsel

EUPHON METZGER, Clerk
JOHN J. Parisi, Minority Professional Staff

CONTENTS

Hearings held on-

July 14

July 15.

July 16.

Statement of

Anderson, Jack, on behalf of Mutual Broadcasting..

Asner, Ed, on behalf of the Fund for Open Information and Accountabil-

ity, Inc.....

Bondurant, Dr. Stuart, University of North Carolina Medical School, on

behalf of the Association of American Medical Colleges .....

Braverman, Burt, Cole, Raywid & Braverman...

Campbell, Nancy Duff, National Women's Law Center, accompanied by

Anne Goldstein

Cony, Edward, vice president, news operations, Dow Jones, on behalf of

the American Society of Newspaper Editors ...

Cox, William, city editor, Louisville Courier Journal, on behalf of Ameri-

can Newspaper Publishers Association .......

Early, Dr. Jack, president, National Agricultural Chemicals Association,

accompanied by Robert M. Sielaty, staff counsel..

Fruchtbaum, Dr. Harold, professor of history and science, Columbia Uni-

versity..

Hoffman, Paul, vice chairperson, National Committee Against Repressive

Legislation

Houser, Thomas, general counsel, National Association of Manufacturers,

accompanied by Paul Korody, director of public affairs..

Kefauver, James, counsel, National Meat Association.

Landau, Jack, executive director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of

the Press.

Manikas, Peter, legislative counsel, Better Government Association.

Moyer, Bruce L., legislation cochairman, American Society of Access

Professionals.

Nader, Ralph, Freedom of Information Clearinghouse, accompanied by

Cornish F. Hitchcock, attorney..

O'Reilly, James T., senior counsel, Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati,

Ohio.......

Perito, Paul L., Washington counsel to Advanced Health Systems, Inc.,

and Raleigh Hills Hospitals.....

Polk, Jim, NBC News, on behalf of Investigative Reporters and Editors,

Inc......

Pulley, Jack, senior attorney, Dow Corning Corp..
Rauh, Joseph L., Jr., as read by David Jacobs, research director, Ameri-

cans for Democratic Action

Renfrew, Charles, former Federal judge and former Deputy Attorney

General .....

Ridder, Eric, publisher, Journal of Commerce, on behalf of the American

Society of Newspaper Editors

Rose, Jonathan C., Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy,

Department of Justice.

Schieffer, Bob, CBS News, on behalf of the Society of Professional Jour-

nalists, Sigma Delta Chi......

Shattuck, John H. F., legislative director, American Civil Liberties

Union, accompanied by Allan Robert Adler, legislative counsel

Shields, Todd, attorney, Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, Tex.

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681

497

Statement of-Continued
Schultz, Ernie, executive vice president, Radio-Television News Directors

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Association.

132 Stevenson, Russell, B., Jr., professor of law, George Washington University, Washington, D.C

626 Wilson, Dr. Joan Hoff, executive secretary, Organization of American Historians.......

757 Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record byAdler, Allan Robert, legislative counsel, American Civil Liberties Union: Prepared statement....

692-719 Statement in support of the Freedom of Information Act

687-690 Asner, Ed, on behalf of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc.: Material relative to the hearings..

55-85 Bondurant, Dr. Stuart, University of North Carolina Medical School, on

behalf of the Association of American Medical Colleges: Prepared state-
ment

310-314 Braverman, Burt, Cole, Raywid & Braverman: Prepared statement ......... 558-595 Campbell, Nancy Duff, National Women's Law Center: Prepared statement

376-496 Cony, Edward, vice president, new operations, Dow Jones, on behalf of

the American Society of Newspaper Editors: Prepared and supplemen-
tal statements .

95-106 Cox, William, city editor, Louisville Courier-Journal, on behalf of American Newspaper Publishers Association: Prepared statement..

121-127 Early, Dr. Jack, president, National Agricultural Chemicals Association: Prepared statement...

804-809 Hoffman, Paul, vice chairperson, National Committee Against Repressive Legislation: Prepared statement.

732-756 Houser, Thomas, general counsel, National Association of Manufacturers: Prepared statement..

249-267 Kefauver, James, counsel, National Meat Association: Prepared statement

271-304 Landau, Jack, executive director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Prepared statement.

141-161 Manikas, Peter, legislative counsel, Better Government Association: Prepared statement.

361-371 Moyer, Bruce L., legislation cochairman, American Society of Access Professionals: Prepared statement..

780-788 Nader, Ralph, Freedom of Information Clearinghouse: Prepared statement..

323-355 O'Reilly, James T., senior counsel, Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio: Elk City Scanners hypothetical case-A comparison

598 Prepared statement.

604-625 Prepared statement of John Marthinsen, professor of economics at Babson College, before Senate subcommittee

639-657 Perito, Paul L., Washington counsel to Advanced Health Systems, Inc., and Raleigh Hills Hospitals: Prepared statement..

513-536 Polk, Jim, NBC News, on behalf of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.: Prepared statement..

26-29 Pulley, Jack, senior attorney, Dow Corning Corp.: Supplement to oral statement

542-554 Rauh, Joseph L., Jr., Americans for Democratic Action: Prepared statement

722-727 Ridder, Eric, publisher, Journal of Commerce, on behalf of the American Society of Newspaper Editors: Prepared statement

109-117 Rose, Jonathan C., Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice: Prepared statement.

185-243 Schieffer, Bob, CBS News, on behalf of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi: Prepared statement

35-50 Shields, Todd, attorney, Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, Tex.: Prepared statement

499-504 Schultz, Ernie, executive vice president, Radio-Television News Directors Association: Prepared statement...

134-135 Shattuck, John H. F., legislative director, American Civil Liberties Union: Prepared statement ......

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Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-Continued

Stevenson, Russell B., Jr., professor of law, George Washington Universi- Page ty, Washington, D.C.: Prepared statement...

667-680 Taylor, Jack H., Jr., investigative reporter: Prepared statement

13-18 Wilson, Dr. Joan Hoff, executive secretary, Organization of American Historians: Prepared statement .......

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APPENDIXES
Appendix 1.-Statements submitted for the record.

a. Association of American Publishers, Inc.
b. Demetracopoulos, Elias P.
c. Fisher, Paul, director, Freedom of Information Center, University of

Missouri-Columbia..
d. Fund for Investigative Journalism, Inc
e. Health Industry Manufacturers Association
f. Machinery & Allied Products Institute
g. National Federation of Press Women
h. Newspaper Guild.........
1. Founding Church of Scientology

j. Skolnick, Paul... Appendix 2.-Miscellaneous materials. a. Department of Justice guidelines on Freedom of Information Act ..

1. Letter dated March 2, 1976, from Attorney General Griffin B.

Bell to heads of all Federal departments and agencies ......
2. Memorandum dated May 4, 1981, from Attorney General Wil-

liam French Smith to heads of all Federal departments and

agencies .......
b. Studies by Government Division, Congressional Research Service, Li-

brary of Congress..
1. Relyea, Harold and Cavanaugh, Suzanne, "Press Notices on Dis-

closures Made Pursuant to the Federal Freedom of Informa

tion Act, 1972-80: A Compilation,” February 27, 1981
2. Relyea, Harold, “The Administration and Operation of the Free

dom of Information Act: A Capsule Overview 1966-80," July

13, 1981...... c. Feigenbaum, Edward D., "The Freedom of Information Act As An Aid

to Proposal Analysis,” Journal of the Society of Research Adminis

trators, vol. XII, No. 4, spring, 1981......... Appendix 3.-Selected letters to the subcommittee

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Statement of Continued
Schultz, Ernie, executive vice president, Radio-Television News Directors

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Association...

132 Stevenson, Russell, B., Jr., professor of law, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

626 Wilson, Dr. Joan Hoff, executive secretary, Organization of American Historians......

757 Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record byAdler, Allan Robert, legislative counsel, American Civil Liberties Union: Prepared statement .....

692-719 Statement in support of the Freedom of Information Act

687-690 Asner, Ed, on behalf of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc.: Material relative to the hearings...

55-85 Bondurant, Dr. Stuart, University of North Carolina Medical School, on

behalf of the Association of American Medical Colleges: Prepared state-
ment

310-314 Braverman, Burt, Cole, Raywid & Braverman: Prepared statement ......... 558-595 Campbell, Nancy Duff, National Women's Law Center: Prepared statement

376-496 Cony, Edward, vice president, new operations, Dow Jones, on behalf of

the American Society of Newspaper Editors: Prepared and supplemen-
tal statements

95-106 Cox, William, city editor, Louisville Courier-Journal, on behalf of American Newspaper Publishers Association: Prepared statement.

121-127 Early, Dr. Jack, president, National Agricultural Chemicals Association: Prepared statement .....

804-809 Hoffman, Paul, vice chairperson, National Committee Against Repressive Legislation: Prepared statement

732-756 Houser, Thomas, general counsel, National Association of Manufacturers: Prepared statement ....

249-267 Kefauver, James, counsel, National Meat Association: Prepared statement

271-304 Landau, Jack, executive director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Prepared statement

141-161 Manikas, Peter, legislative counsel, Better Government Association: Prepared statement.

361-371 Moyer, Bruce L., legislation cochairman, American Society of Access Professionals: Prepared statement...

780-788 Nader, Ralph, Freedom of Information Clearinghouse: Prepared statement..

323-355 O'Reilly, James T., senior counsel, Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio: Elk City Scanners hypothetical case -A comparison

598 Prepared statement

604-625 Prepared statement of John Marthinsen, professor of economics at Babson College, before Senate subcommittee.

639-657 Perito, Paul L., Washington counsel to Advanced Health Systems, Inc., and Raleigh Hills Hospitals: Prepared statement.

513-536 Polk, Jim, NBC News, on behalf of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.: Prepared statement..

26-29 Pulley, Jack, senior attorney, Dow Corning Corp.: Supplement to oral statement

542-554 Rauh, Joseph L., Jr., Americans for Democratic Action: Prepared statement

722-727 Ridder, Eric, publisher, Journal of Commerce, on behalf of the American Society of Newspaper Editors: Prepared statement

109-117 Rose, Jonathan C., Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice: Prepared statement ....

185-243 Schieffer, Bob, CBS News, on behalf of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi: Prepared statement..

35-50 Shields, Todd, attorney, Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, Tex.: Prepared statement

499-504 Schultz, Ernie, executive vice president, Radio Television News Directors Association: Prepared statement

134-135 Shattuck, John H. F., legislative director, American Civil Liberties Union: Prepared statement.

692-719

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