PREVIOUSLY SEALED KENNEDY ASSASSINATION DOCUMENTS RELEASED ON WESTLAWEAGAN, Minn., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 22, 1995, the 32nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "John Kennedy" and "JFK" redirect here. For other uses, see John Kennedy (disambiguation) and JFK (disambiguation).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963), was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in , previously sealed government records pertaining to the assassination of President Kennedy become available on WESTLAW Westlaw®
WESTLAW® is an interactive computerassisted legal research service that is provided to subscribers by West Group, a subsidiary of Thomson Legal Publishing. . The documents, released by the Assassination Records Review Board The Assassination Records Review Board was created as a result of an act passed by the US Congress in 1992, entitled the "President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act. (ARRB) upon approval by President Clinton, are available on the JFK Assassination Review Board Transcripts & Documents (JFK-TRANS) database on WESTLAW, West Publishing's computer-assisted research service. Selected documents, such as the Warren Commission Report, transcripts of hearings held by the ARRB and valuable explanatory notes of the newly declassified information by a leading Kennedy assassination expert, will also be added to the database subsequent to availability from the National Archives.
"All Government records concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy should carry a presumption of immediate disclosure." -- The President John F. Kennedy Assassination <noinclude></noinclude>
“Kennedy Assassination” redirects here. For the assassination of President Kennedy's younger brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, see Robert F. Kennedy assassination.
The assassination of John F. Records Collection Act of 1992.
The release of the JFK Assassination Review Board Transcripts & Documents on WESTLAW provides online access to the recently declassified government documents. The JFK-TRANS database on WESTLAW offers easy access to the assassination documents and supports word-searching for pointed research and location of specific names and information within the documents.
A significant feature of the JFK-TRANS database on WESTLAW is the addition of explanatory notes by Mark Zaid, a nationally recognized expert on the assassination of President Kennedy. Zaid offers background information and explanations which shed light on the often difficult-to-understand government documents contained in the database. For instance, regarding a CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.
(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy). "Personality (201) File" on JFK-TRANS, Mark Zaid writes:
"This document signified the opening of a CIA '201' file on Lee Harvey Oswald Noun 1. Lee Harvey Oswald - United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)
Oswald (mistakenly identified as Lee Henry Oswald) on December 9, 1960. A '201' file is created on individuals of interest to the CIA, but does not necessarily signify an intelligence connection to the CIA..The newly released information consists of identifying the CIA officer responsible for the opening of Oswald's '201' file -- Ann Egerter, who was part of the CIA's CI/SIG division or Counterintelligence Signals Division."
According to Zaid, the ARRB transcripts and documents are highly significant for those involved in scholarly research of the assassination of President Kennedy. These documents include recently declassified CIA personnel names and code names for Cuban and Soviet surveillance posts; information regarding previously sealed CIA operations; and reveal the extent to which the CIA and FBI independently suspected assassination plots. For instance, an internal CIA memo released in the JFK-TRANS database reveals the method in which CIA bugging information was transcribed from Mexico City, where Lee Harvey Oswald was spotted by CIA operations shortly before arriving in Dallas around the time of President Kennedy's assassination (1963 WL 12391 [JFK.doc]).
Mark S. Zaid is a Washington, D.C. attorney/lobbyist specializing in matters of public/private international law, national security, foreign sovereign immunity, and the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts. His practice involves cases relating to government accountability (U.S. and foreign), international humanitarian law International humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the law of war, the laws and customs of war or the law of armed conflict, is the legal corpus "comprised of the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Conventions, as well as subsequent treaties, case law, , terrorism, war crimes and representation of former/current U.S. federal/intelligence agents. He frequently handles legal matters surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy and is co-author of "The Declassification of Dealy Plaza: After Thirty Years, a New Disclosure Law At Last May Help to Clarify the Facts Of The Kennedy Assassination," 34 S.TEX.L.REV.407 (1993).
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