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COURT PROCEEDINGS AND ACTIONS OF VITAL

INTEREST TO THE CONGRESS

CURRENT TO
SEPTEMBER 1, 1981

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1982

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JACK BROOKS, Texas

ROBERT MCCLORY, Illinois ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin TOM RAILSBACK, Illinois DON EDWARDS, California

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York JOHN CONYERS, Jr., Michigan

M. CALDWELL BUTLER, Virginia JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California GEORGE E. DANIELSON, California

JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio SAM B. HALL, JR., Texas

HAROLD S. SAWYER, Michigan MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

DAN LUNGREN, California PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., BILLY LEE EVANS, Georgia

Wisconsin
DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

BILL MCCOLLUM, Florida
HAROLD WASHINGTON, Illinois
BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

ALAN A. PARKER, General Counsel

GARNER J. CLINE, Staff Director
FRANKLIN G. POLK, Associate Counsel

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FOREWORD

I am pleased to present this latest edition in a series of reports on court proceedings and actions of vital interest to the Congress. This is the third volume prepared completely by the House Committee on the Judiciary, and, in line with the Committee's announced plan, the third published in the 97th Congress. It is our intention to continue to update this report on a semi-annual basis, with editions current to March 1 and September 1 being released

each year.

I believe the format the Committee has utilized will make this report a more understandable, and therefore more useful, publication not only for Members of Congress and House and Senate employees, but also for those outside the legislative branch with an interest in litigation involving Congress. In particular, I would draw attention to the case summaries at the beginning of the report which highlight the most important-and relevant-principles of law involved in each proceeding. While the case 'discussions in the body of the report recapitulate the filings and key arguments in some detail, these summaries provide a ready reference to the issues, status, and location of each case.

I would also note that, as in past editions, this latest volume contains numerous recent court decisions referred to in the text, reprinted in their entirety. Additionally, this report includes certain other material-for example, important pleadings and relevant statutes—which have been judged to be of particular value.

I continue to view the Committee's obligation to produce these reports as of immeasurable importance. In addition to keeping the Congress apprised of the most recent developments in this critical area of the law, these reports hopefully will help others to understand more fully the rights and responsibilities of Congress and its Members within our system of government.

PETER W. RODINO, Jr., Chairman, House Committee on the Judiciary.

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