Special National Investigative Commissions: Essential Powers and Procedures (Some Lessons from the Pearl Harbor, Warren Commission, and 9/11 Commission Investigations)

59 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2009

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Lance Cole

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law

Date Written: October 2009

Abstract

This article analyzes the investigative powers and procedures of three extraordinarily high profile national investigative commissions: The Roberts Commission investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack; the Warren Commission investigation of the John F. Kennedy assassination; and the 9/11 Commission investigation of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The article concludes with recommended practices and procedures for future high-profile national investigative commission.

Suggested Citation

Cole, Lance, Special National Investigative Commissions: Essential Powers and Procedures (Some Lessons from the Pearl Harbor, Warren Commission, and 9/11 Commission Investigations) (October 2009). Penn State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1493356 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1493356

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