The Freedom of Information Act: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session, on H.R. 5425 ...
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1973 - Freedom of information - 412 pages
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Page 30 - In litigation with the agency ; "(6) personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted Invasion of personal privacy ; "(7) investigatory files compiled for law enforcement purposes except to the extent available by law to a party other than an agency...
Page 255 - This section does not authorize withholding of information or limit the availability of records to the public, except as specifically stated in this section. This section is not authority to withhold information from Congress.
Page 267 - 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.
Page 163 - Stat. 717, such inspection to be in accordance and upon compliance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury in the Treasury Decision relating to the inspection of returns by the Federal Trade Commission, approved by me this date.
Page 313 - Investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes but only to the extent that the production of such records would (A) interfere with enforcement proceedings, (B) deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (C) constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy...
Page 29 - A final order, opinion, statement of policy, interpretation, or staff manual or instruction that affects a member of the public may be relied on, used, or cited as precedent by an agency against a party other than an agency only if— (i) it has been indexed and either made available or published as provided by this paragraph; or (ii) the party has actual and timely notice of the terms thereof.
Page 375 - exceptionally grave damage" include armed hostilities against the United States or its allies; disruption of foreign relations vitally affecting the national security; the compromise of vital national defense plans or complex...
Page 41 - To me it is hardly believable that a newspaper long regarded as a great institution in American life would fail to perform one of the basic and simple duties of every citizen with respect to the discovery or possession of stolen property or secret Government documents. That duty, I had thought — perhaps naively — was to report forthwith, to responsible public officers. This duty rests on taxi drivers, justices and The New York Times.
Page 181 - It is quite apparent that if, in the maintenance of our international relations, embarrassment— perhaps serious embarrassment — is to be avoided and success for our aims achieved, congressional legislation which is to be made effective through negotiation and inquiry within the international field must often accord to the President a degree of discretion and. freedom from statutory restriction which would not be admissible were domestic affairs alone involved.