Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 25, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 58 — Daily Edition
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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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[Page S3049] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________