I have to prepare a declaration this week for Morley v. CIA — my tedious but necessary lawsuit seeking disclosure of certain CIA records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
I’ve written most of the statement but I need to add more facts. Perhaps JFK Facts readers can help.
The issue before Judge Leon is whether the documents uncovered by this litigation have been of “public benefit.”
In June, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that disclosure information about JFK’s assassination was of “public benefit.”
In a prior ruling, Judge Leon had said the litigation had uncovered nothing new of substance. As he result, he ruled that the government did not have to pay my legal fees which, after 10 years of litigation, now run to $400,000.
Now Judge Leon has to respond to the appellate court’s orders. He must decide if the CIA owes me money for having pointed out information in the public interest that they tried to hide.
So I need to document my claim that the litigation has uncovered information of public benefit.
One of my strongest arguments is the August 18 story by Associated Press reporter David Porter, “Five decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed,”
The story traced the history of my lawsuit for the files of the late George Joannides, a CIA officer in the middle of the story, and reported comments from a wide variety of sources, including the CIA.
This story was picked up by 27 leading news outlets around the United States and Canada.
In my declaration, I would like to cite online comments of people who read the story on these sites in Huffington Post or the Daily Mail (or wherever) and said they found the Joannides story valuable or important or of benefit to them.
If you want to help ensure JFK transparency, send me a quote from supportive commenters, along with the name of the commenter. You can email me here. Put the name of the publication you are citing in the subject line.
Ideally I would get one quote from every source, if possible. Thanks.
Here’s where the story appeared.
1) The Washington Post
2) WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas.
3) Pittsburgh Tribune Review
4) Daily Mail (U.K.)
5) St. Paul Pioneer Press
6) The Intelligence News
8) The Vancouver Sun http://www.vancouversun.com/news/decades+later+some+assassination+files+still+sealed/8802405/story.html
9) Huffington Post
10) The Bend (Oregon) Bulletin: http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20130819/NEWS0107/130819990/
11) San Jose Mercury News
12) Regina Leader-Post (Canada)
13) Alliance (Ohio) Review
14) Dallas Morning News
15) Tacoma (Washington) News-Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/18/2736828/50-years-later-some-jfk-files.html
16) Pueblo Chieftain (Colorado)
17) The Baton Rouge Advocate
18) Monterey Herald (California) http://www.montereyherald.com/localnews/ci_23886389/fight-still-release-jfk-files
19) Fort Worth Star-Telegram http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/17/5088955/5-decades-later-some-jfk-files.html
20) San Angelo Standard Times (Texas)
21) Website of KHOU in Houston, Texas
23) Web site of Channel 11, CBS Dallas Fort-Worth http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/08/17/jfk-probe-files-still-sealed-50-years-later/
24) Burlington Free Press (Vermont) http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/viewart/20130817/NEWS04/308170022/50-years-later-some-JFK-assassination-files-still-sealed
25) Redding Record Searchlight (California) http://www.redding.com/news/2013/aug/17/five-decades-later-some-jfk-iinvestigation-files-s/
26) KOMO News Seattle Washington
27) Lubbock Online (Texas)