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Letter from William Van Alstyne to US House Committee on the Judiciary

Date: October 5, 1981

Author: William W. Van Alstyne

Biographical/Historical abstract: William Van Alstyne, a noted constitutional law scholar, served as professor of law and chair of the Duke University School of Law from 1965 to 2004.

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Description: This nine page, 1981 letter from Duke University law professor William Van Alstyne to William Kaplan encourages the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the House Committee on the Judiciary to become involved with moving forward an investigation into the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to the Klan march, in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979. The letter outlines numerous federal statutes warranting federal grand jury consideration or Justice Department investigation, and concludes with Van Alstyne's legal analysis of the situation. The letter appears to be a photostat copy.

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Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Edward Burrows Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.5.87

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