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David Boylan

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Giving Tuesday Is Time for Full JFK Disclosure

You can support the Mary Ferrell Foundation's lawsuit against Biden and the Archives.

NOV 29

It’s not easy or fun or cheap to sue the President of the United States and the National Archives for failure to implement the 1992 JFK Records Act. It’s just necessary. While mainstream news organizations avert their eyes, the Mary Ferrell Foundation, is acting. We are under no illusions about the challenges we face but we are confident we can prevail.

You can help by making a tax-deductible donate here.


Yes, the federal courts are loathe to challenge to the prerogatives of the president and the national security agencies. In my lawsuit, Morley v. CIA, Judge Brett Kavanaugh ruled the CIA deserved “deference piled upon deference” in its handling of JFK files. But there are independent jurists. In a stinging dissent Judge Karen Henderson punted Kavanaugh’s reasoning as capricious and unfounded in law.

Yes, the CIA has unlimited legal resources and a consistent track record of obfuscation on the JFK case, going back to May 1964 when deputy director Richard Helms told the Warren Commission that the Agency’s information about Oswald before the assassination was “probably minimal.” Helms lied, as the declassification of pre-assassination file on Oswald confirmed in 2001. In fact, a handful of top CIA officers had maximal information on the suspected assassin eight days before Kennedy was killed.

But we know from experience that American democracy can compel the CIA to do what it would prefer not to do. The Agency never wanted to release its pre-assassination file on Oswald but the box office success of Oliver Stone’s “JFK,” embarrassed the Congress into passing the JFK Records Act, which forced the CIA to disgorge what it wanted to keep secret. President George H. Bush opposed the JFK Records Act but he signed it into law because it had overwhelming support and he didn’t want to be on the wrong side of public opinion.

We have the law and public opinion on our side. We have the excellent counsel of two experienced litigators, Bill Simpich and Larry Schnapf. We are getting positive news coverage from mainstream media organizations like NBC News, CBS News, and CNN. So, objectively speaking, we have a good shot at winning. But it’s going to take time and resources. You can help.

Support Mary Ferrell Foundation in its relentless campaign for full JFK disclosure by clicking here. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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