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The Tenney Committee and Loyalty and Legislative Action and Un-American Activities in the State of Washington and the States and Subversion
The Tenney Committee and Loyalty and Legislative Action and Un-American Activities in the State of Washington and the States and Subversion
By Edward L. Barrett, Jr and Lawrence H. Chamberlain and Vern C
Cornell University Press and Cornell University Press and Cornell University Press and Cornell University Press, 1951, 2147483647 pp
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These four books are part of the series "Cornell Studies in Civil Liberty." The aim of this series is to study "the impact upon our civil liberties of current governmental programs designed to ensure internal security and to expose and control disloyal or subversive conduct." A first report by Walter Gellhorn, "Security, Loyalty and Science," was mentioned here in July 1951. Edward Barrett, Professor of Law at the University of California, covers the activities and methods of the Tenney Committee from 1941 to 1949. In his view the assumptions and standards of evidence employed by this committee undermined the purposes for which it had been formed. Dean Chamberlain, of Columbia College, reviews the Lusk, McNaboe, and Rapp-Coudert investigations in New York State, and suggests certain procedural safeguards for such legislative committees. Vern Countryman, Professor of Law at Yale, writes on the Canwell Committee, set up in 1947 and functioning until 1949, and includes a chapter on the case of Melvin Rader. Professor Gellhorn, of the Columbia University Law School, edits a volume giving a general picture of state and local activities in California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New York and Washington. More volumes are to appear.