Claim of Privilege: A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark by Barry Siegel

By Barry Siegel

On October 6, 1948, a U.S. Air strength B-29 Superfortress crashed quickly after takeoff, killing 3 civilian engineers and 6 team contributors. In June 1949, the engineers' widows filed swimsuit opposed to the govt., made up our minds to determine what precisely had occurred to their husbands and why the 3 civilians were on board the aircraft within the first position. however it used to be the sunrise of the chilly warfare and the Air strength refused handy over any files, claiming they contained categorized info. The criminal conflict finally reached the ideal courtroom, which in 1953 passed down a landmark determination that may, in later years, permit the govt to hide gross negligence and misconduct, block problematical litigation, and detain felony suspects with out due-process protections.

Claim of Privilege is a captivating actual account of a shameful incident and its lasting effect on our nation--the gripping tale of a brave struggle to correct a prior unsuitable and a strong indictment of governmental abuse within the identify of nationwide security.

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Senate (1957) and The Professional (1964). Enjoying easy access to Johnson, White explained the contrast between his conservative stands in Congress and his liberal presidency as simply a change in the realities of the times. As a representative and senator, Johnson had needed to appeal to different electorates than he did when he ran for the White House. The syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak published Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power (1966), which benefitted from sources they cultivated within Johnson’s circle (Novak was even married to one of Johnson’s secretaries).

Shesol, Jeff (1997). Mutual Contempt. Norton. White, Theodore H. (1965). The Making of the President, 1964. New American Library. Woods, Randall (2006). LBJ: Architect of American Ambition. Free Press. Woodward, C. Vann (1968). The Burden of Southern History. Louisiana State University Press. Wyatt-Brown, Bertram (1986). Honor and Violence in the Old South. Oxford University Press. Chapter Two LBJ IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE Donald A. Ritchie Evaluations of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency have credited some of his greatest successes and failures to his earlier experiences in Congress.

12 The Political Landscape For an understanding of Lyndon Johnson’s congressional career, a number of studies offer useful insights into the political and institutional landscapes of his time, beginning with William S. S. Senate (1956). Johnson liked this book so much that he distributed copies to new senators. White, who reported on the Senate for the New York Times, coined the term “Inner Club” to describe the clique of powerful committee chairs and ranking minority members who dominated the institution.

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