1962 Constitutional Rights of Military Personnel

Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Pursuant to S. Res. 260, Eighty-Seventh Congress

Summary of Hearings (57 pages)

The hearings took place between February 20 and March 12, 1962. This document contains statements by 26 individuals, including Hon. Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (Senator, North Carolina), Hon. Kenneth B. Keating (Senator, New York) and others. An appendix includes: questionnaires as well as an “Aide Memoire” from the Subcommittee sent to the Army, Navy, and Air Force, followed by their responses. The appendix also includes a “Summary of Facts and Legal Issues” from each of the military branches, and two letters addressed to U.S. Senator Kenneth B. Keating, one from Major General D. W. McGowan (Chief, National Guard Bureau, dated April 25, 1962) and the other from Hon. Carlisle P. Runge (dated April 9, 1962).

Full Hearings (966 pages)