ABSTRACT

Presidential Certification Regarding the Provision of Documents to the House of Representatives Under the Mexican Debt Disclosure Act of 1995: Memorandum for Janet Reno, Attorney General [June 28, 1996]   [open pdf - 98KB]

"The Mexican Debt Disclosure Act of 1995 requires that, before certain assistance is extended to Mexico, the President must certify that he has provided the House of Representatives with the documents described in House Resolution 80. The President submitted a certification that indicated that the executive branch had not provided the House documents as to which it had informed the House that it would be inconsistent with the public interest to provide the documents to the House. The Act is best interpreted as incorporating an exception for those documents as to which disclosure would not be in the public interest. Therefore, the President's certification was a legally sufficient formulation of the certification required by the Act. This memorandum sets forth the analysis underlying our conclusion that the President's April 14, 1995, certification regarding the use of the Exchange Stabilization Fund to assist Mexico was a legally sufficient formulation of the certification required by the Mexican Debt Disclosure Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104-6, tit. VI, 109 Stat. 73, 89."

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1996-06-28
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Public Domain
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United States. Department of Justice: http://www.justice.gov/
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