From District Court to the Supreme Court

Jon Wiener

in Gimme Some Truth

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780520216464
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924543 | DOI:
From District Court to the Supreme Court

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The FBI had released documents that had been previously withheld, although it had won the case at the district court level. They released some of the Haldeman letters, four months after the case was filed, which had been completely blacked out originally. The letters summarized the state of the case for deporting Lennon. Hoover reported that Lennon had been offered a teaching position at New York University for the summer of 1972, hardly a criminal matter. He also informed the White House that Lennon claimed to have been appointed to “the President's Council on Drug Abuse.” The FBI had confused the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, to which Lennon had not been appointed and never claimed to have been, with the American Bar Association Committee on Drug Abuse. Nothing in the letter to Haldeman identified any violations of the law that would justify an FBI investigation.

Keywords: Haldeman; Hoover; White House; FBI investigation; violations

Chapter.  8846 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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