Official Accountability Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 3665 ... June 15, 1988

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989 - 164 sidor
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Sida 132 - And let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment.
Sida 58 - We therefore hold that government officials performing discretionary functions generally are shielded from liability for civil damages insofar as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.
Sida 57 - Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America Regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations as approved in Public Law 357, 80th Congress, approved August 4, 1947 (61 Stat.
Sida 19 - Operations with respect to Intelligence Activities — the Church Committee — regarding the gross abuses in covert activities that were the concern of that committee. In my testimony in 1975, I said: The lack of proper controls has resulted in a freewheeling course of conduct on the part of persons within the intelligence community that has led to spectacular failures and much unfortunate publicity. A new approach is obviously needed, for it is unthinkable that we can continue to commit the egregious...
Sida 160 - If certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us.
Sida 58 - ... did not know and could not reasonably have been expected to know that the act ordered was unlawful.
Sida 160 - ... whatever may be the diversity of definitions, in other respects, all writers concur, in holding, that robbery, or forcible depredations upon the sea, animo furandi, is piracy.
Sida 113 - As you know, the American Civil Liberties Union is a nonpartisan organization of over 250,000 members dedicated to the defense and enhancement of civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights...
Sida 157 - I am not going to pass judgment on whether it is permitted or authorized under international law. It is a recognized fact that historically, as well as presently, such actions are taken in the best interest of the countries involved.
Sida 42 - We may say that power to legislate for emergencies belongs in the hands of Congress, but only Congress itself can prevent power from slipping through its fingers.

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