May 16, 1990 |
A federal judge ruled that the Constitution limits the government's power to require drug tests for job applicants if the job has nothing to do with police work, public safety or official secrets. The decision by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell came in the case of Carl Willner, who filed suit after the Justice Department tentatively accepted him for employment in its Antitrust Division and then asked him to submit to a urine test.
April 21, 1991 |
The government is abusing its power to screen books, articles, speeches and other forms of communication by its employees for classified information, a House committee chairman said Saturday. "It is quite unnecessary and inconsistent with constitutional principles to have government censors determining what acts of expression and creation by federal employees may be permitted," said Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.).
December 17, 1996 |
The FBI has withdrawn appeals to President Clinton opposing the release of previously classified information related to the investigation into President Kennedy's assassination. In a letter to White House Counsel Jack Quinn, Howard Shapiro, FBI general counsel, said the appeals were withdrawn "after carefully considering the matters raised" by the Assassination Records Review Board, an independent body compiling a public record of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination.
October 10, 2000 |
Pentagon investigators have been unable to locate computer diskettes that ex-CIA Director John Deutch used to store a journal on when working at the Defense Department, officials say. The journal contained classified information. Deutch has declined to be interviewed about the whereabouts of the disks, created during his tenure as deputy Defense secretary in the mid-1990s, officials said.
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January 6, 1989 |
The decision of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to seek dismissal of the two key charges against Lt. Col. Oliver L. North underscores the difficulty of prosecuting a case of this magnitude, even under the 1980 Classified Information Procedures Act. North's lawyers thought the imperatives of secrecy ultimately would be his shield. For several important reasons they appear to be right.
August 10, 2006 |
A sailor accused of taking a Navy laptop containing classified information and peddling its contents to foreign governments is being held for possible court-martial, the Navy said Wednesday. The Navy said that Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann gave national defense data to a foreign government. Weinmann, 21, of Salem, Ore., was confined at Norfolk Naval Station, the Navy said.
November 21, 1987 |
A top aide to Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), cleared of allegations that he leaked intelligence secrets to the right-wing government of Chile, charged Friday that Administration officials "cloaked in anonymity" may themselves have publicly disclosed classified and potentially damaging security information. A Justice Department investigation, made public last week, found no substance to charges made in mid-1986 that Helms or an aide, Christopher Manion, revealed classified information on a U.S.
January 13, 1989 |
Former White House aide Oliver L. North's motives in the Iran-Contra scandal ranged from covering up previous lies and pro-Contra activities to avoiding charges of illegality and political embarrassment to the Reagan Administration, prosecutors in the case said Thursday.
February 10, 1989 |
The Justice Department today sought for a third time to delay Oliver North's Iran-Contra trial, contending that defense lawyers will hurt national security by putting state secrets on the public record. The department asked a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider its refusal to delay the trial while it studies the presiding judge's refusal to implement procedures the government argues are needed to prevent surprise disclosures of classified information.
February 18, 2000 |
The Pentagon said Thursday it was reviewing classified material that former CIA Director John M. Deutch had on a non-secure home computer and will seek to answer the question, "How did this happen?" Neither the CIA nor the Pentagon have any evidence that any of the classified material was obtained by an outsider, but both agencies are conducting separate reviews of what might have been compromised if someone had obtained the secret information. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm.