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The Resource Claim of privilege : a mysterious plane crash, a landmark Supreme Court case, and the rise of state secrets, Barry Siegel

Claim of privilege : a mysterious plane crash, a landmark Supreme Court case, and the rise of state secrets, Barry Siegel

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Claim of privilege : a mysterious plane crash, a landmark Supreme Court case, and the rise of state secrets
Title
Claim of privilege
Title remainder
a mysterious plane crash, a landmark Supreme Court case, and the rise of state secrets
Statement of responsibility
Barry Siegel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1948, three civilian engineers were killed in an Air Force plane crash while testing secret navigational equipment. The widows filed suit, but the Air Force, at the dawn of the Cold War, refused to hand over accident reports and witness statements, claiming the documents contained classified information that would threaten national security. In 1953 the Supreme Court sided with the Air Force in United States v. Reynolds, formally recognizing the "state secrets" privilege, a legal precedent since used to conceal conduct, withhold documents, block troublesome litigation, and, most recently, detain terror suspects without due process. A half century later, the government revealed the "top-secret" information--there were no national security secrets, but rather a shocking chronicle of negligence. This book tells the story of this shameful incident, and the dangerous consequences of this historic cover-up: the violation of civil liberties and the abuse of constitutional protections.--From publisher description
Summary
An examination of the landmark 1953 Supreme Court case U.S. v. Reynolds describes the suspicious deaths of three civilian engineers and the methods by which the government set a precedent for withholding evidence and blocking litigation processes
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259967
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
342.7306
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.R485
LC item number
S54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the unmasking of a landmark Suprene Court case
Label
Claim of privilege : a mysterious plane crash, a landmark Supreme Court case, and the rise of state secrets, Barry Siegel
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. CHALLENGES (June 1946 - June 1949): Banshee days -- B-29 bombers -- Delays and progress -- Final exam -- The flight -- Aftermath -- Response -- Folsom's letter -- Special investigation -- Pt. II. COURTROOMS (Dec 1948 - Dec 1953): Thoughts of redress -- Charles Biddle -- The complaint -- Judge Kirkpatrick -- A claim of privilege -- The hearing -- Full value -- Judge Maris -- The Vinson Court -- A nice opinion -- Pt. III. CONSEQUENCES (July 1953 - Oct 2002): Judy -- The progeny of "Reynolds" -- What to search for -- How to get started -- Waycross -- Pt. IV. REVELATIONS (July 2002 - Sep 2007): On the side of right -- Routes of relief -- A creative try -- Other types of comfort -- The Albert Maris courtroom -- The finality of judgment -- Just one more mission
Control code
4733429
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780060777029
Lccn
2008276068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn179806887
  • (OCoLC)179806887
Label
Claim of privilege : a mysterious plane crash, a landmark Supreme Court case, and the rise of state secrets, Barry Siegel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. CHALLENGES (June 1946 - June 1949): Banshee days -- B-29 bombers -- Delays and progress -- Final exam -- The flight -- Aftermath -- Response -- Folsom's letter -- Special investigation -- Pt. II. COURTROOMS (Dec 1948 - Dec 1953): Thoughts of redress -- Charles Biddle -- The complaint -- Judge Kirkpatrick -- A claim of privilege -- The hearing -- Full value -- Judge Maris -- The Vinson Court -- A nice opinion -- Pt. III. CONSEQUENCES (July 1953 - Oct 2002): Judy -- The progeny of "Reynolds" -- What to search for -- How to get started -- Waycross -- Pt. IV. REVELATIONS (July 2002 - Sep 2007): On the side of right -- Routes of relief -- A creative try -- Other types of comfort -- The Albert Maris courtroom -- The finality of judgment -- Just one more mission
Control code
4733429
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 384 pages
Isbn
9780060777029
Lccn
2008276068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn179806887
  • (OCoLC)179806887

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