[quote name='Robert Howard' date='23 December 2008 - 05:13 PM' timestamp='1230045197' post='160329']
One of the areas of the Kennedy Assassination, that has been seriously overlooked in my estimate, is a historical look at jurisprudence and the assassination. I am not referring to isolated cases of lawyers involved in institutionalizing individuals into psychiatric wards, or mysterious deaths involving attorneys from that era, but a look at the legal cases in the United States in 1963, which have more than a possibility, of shedding some light on previously unknown information on the assassination.
More to the point, I am not a lawyer. And I will not hide the fact that I am seeking a little help, from those members of the Forum, who are attorneys who can take a look at these cases, and perhaps point out anything that I, [not being a lawyer], might not grasp the significance of.
The following cases were appealed to the Supreme Court in 1963, and I feel reasonably comfortable stating that there are some areas in here, that deserve a look.
1 Bardy v. United States, 371 U. S. 576 (1963) (per curiam)
2 Bendix Corp. v. Radio Position Finding Corp., 371 U. S. 577 (1963) (per curiam)
3 Best v. Humboldt Placer Mining Co., 371 U. S. 334 (1963)
4 Blaustein v. Aiello, 371 U. S. 233 (1963) (per curiam)
5 Cleary v. Bolger, 371 U. S. 392 (1963)
6 Construction Laborers v. Curry, 371 U. S. 542 (1963)
7 Ditson v. California, 371 U. S. 541 (1963) (per curiam)
8 Easter v. Department of Assessments of Baltimore City, 371 U. S. 235 (1963) (per curiam)
9 FTC v. Sun Oil Co., 371 U. S. 505 (1963)
10 Jamieson v. Chicago Title & Trust Co., 371 U. S. 232 (1963) (per curiam)
11 Johnson v. Mississippi, 371 U. S. 235 (1963) (per curiam)
12 Jones v. Cunningham, 371 U. S. 236 (1963)
13 Lamb v. California, 371 U. S. 234 (1963) (per curiam)
14 Mercantile Nat. Bank at Dallas v. Langdeau, 371 U. S. 555 (1963)
15 Missouri ex rel. Johnson v. Clay, 371 U. S. 577 (1963) (per curiam)
16 NAACP v. Button, 371 U. S. 415 (1963)
17 NLRB v. Reliance Fuel Oil Corp., 371 U. S. 224 (1963) (per curiam)
18 Pan American World Airways, Inc. v. United States, 371 U. S. 296 (1963)
19 Paul v. United States, 371 U. S. 245 (1963)
20 Riddell v. Monolith Portland Cement Co., 371 U. S. 537 (1963) (per curiam)
21 Shenandoah Valley Broadcasting, Inc. v. American Soc. of Composers, Authors & Publishers,
371 U.S.540 (1963) (per curiam)
22 Shotwell Mfg. Co. v. United States, 371 U. S. 341 (1963)
23 Southern Cal. Edison Co. v. Public Util. Comm'n of Cal., 371 U. S. 231 (1963) (per curiam)
24 Stuart v. Wilson, 371 U. S. 576 (1963) (per curiam)
25 Thomas v. California, 371 U. S. 231 (1963) (per curiam)
26 United States v. Buffalo Savings Bank, 371 U. S. 228 (1963) (per curiam)
27 United States v. Georgia Pub. Serv. Comm'n, 371 U. S. 285 (1963)
28 Vickers v. Township Comm. of Gloucester, 371 U. S. 233 (1963) (per curiam)
29 Voltaggio v. Caputo, 371 U. S. 232 (1963) (per curiam)
30 Williams v. Zuckert, 371 U. S. 531 (1963) (per curiam)
31 Williamson v. Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority, 371 U. S. 234 (1963) (per curiam)
32 Wong Sun v. United States, 371 U. S. 471 (1963)
There are definitely some cases that have no bearing whatsoever on the assassination, I would venture, however if one looks at this area seriously, you have to start with a complete list.
And this is a complete list.
There is one addendum to this post;
The case involving the Bunge Corporation and the Great Salad Oil Swindle, is not exclusively in the domain of the Were We Controlled, Manchurian Candidate area, but was a very real legal case, that also involved, to some degree, the liquidation of the Ira Haupt Company, which also deserves a look see.
At the bottom of this post is a followup to the previous information, which, as I am well aware, generated so much excitement it killed this threadMore pertinent to the topic of Lawyers is found below
from WCD 106
page 9 Excerpt of Interview with Henry Machirella, newsman for The New York Daily News....."Machirella also related the following facts which were revealed to him on November 25, 1963, by Tom Howard who was attorney for Jack Ruby. Howard was in the basement near the public elevator at the time Oswald was shot. This was not in the same area where the shooting took place. After the shooting Howard left the basement of the building and went to his office nearby.
His partner E. C. Sullivan was in the office at the time. There was also a man in the office, whom Howard identified "as a lawyer from the East,"
This man had an attache case with him, which he opened, and which contained two guns, one of these was an automatic and a pistol. This man had told Howard that he came to Dallas to kill Oswald. Howard informed this man that he might as well take a bus back East.
Machirella questioned Howard as to whether he had reported this to police authorities, and Howard indicated he had not. Howard did say he had taken the two guns from this man.http://www.maryferre...06&relPageId=31
also see Barnett, Welcome Eugene "Gene"
Sources: Warren Report, pp. 155, 253; WC 7, p. 539; WC 22, pp. 596, 598; WC 25, pp. 168, 377; CE 2398; CD 104, pp. 5-7; CD 223, p. 327; CD 355, p. 52; CD 897, pp. 48-9; Six Seconds in Dallas, Thompson, p. 254; Rush to Judgment, Lane, pp. 88, 108; Photographic Whitewash, Weisberg, pp. 37, 168-169
Mary's Comments: Dallas Police Department Patrolman. Assigned to Houston and Elm Streets 11/22/63. He "repaired" Jean Lollis Hill's cigarette lighter. Friend of Ruby. Put on Ruby's jail visitor's list. Married. (Grover William Cantrell, partner of Attorney Tom Howard in Danceland Night Club, did live at 6030 Munger, Dallas; CD 106, pp. 28-29.)
After posting the above legal cases, quite some time ago, Pan-American World Airways vs United States is probably the most noteworthy, but not in any critical sense.
On a somewhat related note, spurred by the posts regarding the Stockpile Scandal
, I spent a great deal of time looking into the some 213 JFK Executive Orders
which are chronological, and on the internet....., there was nothing of any profundity regarding the Stockpile Scandal with regards to Executive Orders, as far as I am aware.
The most compelling Executive Order which was redacted as far as content, was as follows
John F. Kennedy September 20, 1961 Executive Order 10964 - Amendment of Executive Order No. 10501 Entitled "Safeguarding Official Information
in the Interests of the Defense of the United States"
See Section 13 is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 13. 'Restricted Data,
' Material Formerly Designated as 'Restricted Data,' Communications Intelligence and Cryptography. (a) Nothing in this order shall supersede any requirements made by or under the Atomic Energy Act of August 30, 1954, as amended. 'Restricted Data,' and material formerly designated as 'Restricted Data,' shall be handled, protected, classified, downgraded, and declassified in conformity with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the regulations of the Atomic Energy Commission.
"(Nothing in this order shall prohibit any special requirements that the originating agency or other appropriate authority may impose as to communications intelligence, cryptography, and matters related thereto." http://www.presidenc...x.php?pid=58902
Edited by Robert Howard, 22 November 2010 - 09:49 PM.