White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Judicial - Legal Matters (JL)

A primary subject category containing information pertaining to the judiciary and judicial procedure; crimes and criminal procedure, including criminals, crime conditions, investigations, wire tapping; for legal material of a general nature pertaining to claims, mitigation, decisions, opinions, interpretations and notaries. (Partial)

File Code Description Research
Availability
JL001

Amnesty – Clemency – Pardons (5.5. l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to requests from the public and the responses from the White House regarding the support for a request or a direct request for President Reagan to grant amnesty, clemency or a pardon to various individuals

For specific material related to the actual approval or disapproval of amnesty, clemency or pardon see: JL001-01 Pardon Applications (Approved) and JL001-02 Pardon Applications (Disapproved).

Open
JL001-01

Pardon Applications (Approved) (2.1 l.ft.)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the background information regarding the specific request for pardon or clemency, memos regarding the signing of the pardon or clemency warrant, and a small amount of thank you letters from those receiving Presidential pardons or clemency.

For specific material related to the public request for or the disapproval of amnesty, clemency or pardon see: JL001 Amnesty – Clemency - Pardons and JL001-02 Pardon Applications (Disapproved).

Open
JL001-02

Pardon Applications (Disapproved) (.3 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the background information and final decisions regarding the denial of specific pardon or clemency requests.

For specific material related to the public request for or the disapproval of amnesty, clemency or pardon see: JL001 Amnesty – Clemency - Pardons and JL001-01 Pardon Applications (Approved).

Open
JL002 Civil Matters Partial
JL002-01 Anti-Trust Cases Partial
JL003 Criminal Matters Partial
JL003-01 Assassination – Attempted Assassination Partial
JL003-02 Hijacking – Skyjacking Partial
JL003-03 Kidnapping -- Hostages Partial
JL004 Decisions - Opinions – Interpretations Partial
JL004-01 Attorney General’s Opinion None
JL004-02 Comptroller General Opinions None
JL004-03 Judicial Opinion Partial
JL005 Juvenile Delinquency Partial
JL006 Law Enforcement – Police Matters (1.2 l.ft.)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to President Reagan’s remarks about peace officers who lost their lives during the fight against drugs; Department of Justice views on the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 1987; the 1986 report to the Attorney General titled “The Judiciary’s Use of Supervisory Power to Control Federal Law Enforcement Activity”; a 1974 report titled “The Growth and Development of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training”; child support payments; enforcement of obscenity laws; and issues within local law enforcement departments. 

Open
JL006-01 Secret Service Protection Partial
JL007 Lawyers – Legal Aid Partial
JL008 Missing Persons Partial
JL009 War Claims – Alien Property Partial

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research