SENATE RESOLUTION 124--TO AUTHORIZE TESTIMONY IN WRITING, DOCUMENTS, AND REPRESENTATION IN WHITNUM V. TOWN OF GREENWICH, ET AL.
(Senate - April 25, 2013)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 124--TO AUTHORIZE TESTIMONY IN WRITING, DOCUMENTS, 
       AND REPRESENTATION IN WHITNUM V. TOWN OF GREENWICH, ET AL.

  Mr. REID (for himself and Mr. McConnell) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 124

       Whereas, in the case of Whitnum v. Town of Greenwich, et 
     al., Case No. 11-1402, pending in Connecticut federal 
     district court, the plaintiff has requested the production of 
     testimony and documents from Senator Richard Blumenthal and 
     the production of documents from the Senator's office;
       Whereas, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 704(a)(2) of the 
     Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 2 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  288b(a) 
     and 288c(a)(2), the Senate may direct its counsel to 
     represent Members and employees of the Senate with respect to 
     any subpoena, order, or request for evidence relating to 
     their official responsibilities;
       Whereas, by the privileges of the Senate of the United 
     States and Rules VI and XI of the Standing Rules of the 
     Senate, no evidence under the control or in the possession of 
     the Senate may, by the judicial or administrative process, be 
     taken from such control or possession but by permission of 
     the Senate; and
       Whereas, when it appears that evidence under the control or 
     in the possession of the Senate may promote the 
     administration of justice, the Senate will take such action 
     as will promote the ends of justice consistent with the 
     privileges of the Senate: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That Senator Richard Blumenthal is authorized to 
     produce testimony in writing and relevant office documents in 
     the case of Whitnum v. Town of Greenwich, et al., except 
     concerning matters for which a privilege or objection should 
     be asserted.
       Sec. 2.  The Senate Legal Counsel is authorized to 
     represent the Senator, his office, and any employee of the 
     Senator's office from whom evidence may be sought, in 
     connection with the production of evidence authorized in 
     section one of this resolution.

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