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, Volym 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989 - 164 sidor
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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 21 - 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 54 - ... did not know and could not reasonably have been expected to know that the act ordered was unlawful.
Sida 45 - Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee: I am grateful for this opportunity to appear before you today.