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Point of Order: An Insider's Guide to Congressional Investigations
Washington Legal Foundation: Contemporary Legal Note Series (2007)
  • Don R Berthiaume
  • Raymond Shepherd

This CONTEMPORARY LEGAL NOTE provides some insight into the different phases of a congressional investigation; the critical differences between criminal proceedings and congressional investigations; the legal devices committees and subcommittees utilize in their investigations; and the basic rules of congressional hearings.

  • Congress,
  • investigations,
  • privilege,
  • legislation
Publication Date
Spring May, 2007
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Citation Information
Don R Berthiaume and Raymond Shepherd. "Point of Order: An Insider's Guide to Congressional Investigations" Washington Legal Foundation: Contemporary Legal Note Series Iss. 56 (2007)
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