Alien enemies-IDs, German personal statement
[Memorandum for the files concerning the response to Roger N. Baldwin, American Civil Liberties Union], pp. -
AMUi 4,q 19A2* UVMORIM fbr the Files* lo Ona Saturday, April ,4,, 194?., a telagram was receivWd from Roger N, Daldwint Aerloaw Cii Lbetes Union, as rallm"Im *Mv we kindly requast reply to mw letter of Marh 25 oonoerirc aitisens held at Cap WoCyp Winconsin, without charge s or haarUp* Regret that if Tfar Department does not acord them thAir obvious rights, we sall be oblUed to take rtter into civil courts this week." I read the above telegm-4 over the telephone to Mr. Edward DiAs of' the DepartAent of J toe ho *tated that in aeoord nio with the eonversatin between mr. Gitlin of Hr. Ewdnst office amde last nirht on the ame subjeet, he vas submttLnM a wmora =u to or. BidOe with referenee to the legal propriety of mr. BIlfn'sa action in enouraIng litigation by the offe of fte- legal ansistance. I told him that a letter on that mbJeat was goiW forwrd to him todeW inloDint a OoPy of a letter dated Uarah 25, 1942, from Me Wldwin to Mr. Herbert alther, an intene at ftrap 2. An we hav already replied to 1r. Baldwin's letter of Mardh 25, I propose to take no action with refewenee to his tolegran quated above. I read the telegram to isr. nnin. Mr. kmie sugested that he would talk to Hr. 1 4dle about the advisability of ask&ig Mr. altdwin to withhold the initia- tion of a crt a4tiM until the Departnent of Justice had had an opportimity to emine the detailg of the alleged in- ternmm t of American citizens. He sugsted that he would not dignify the matter by having Hr, Biddle call Ur, Baldwin in person but that he, i. r 'fn would do so, tie aaked me %hmt I thought or the adviaability o" mi%ng a determination I, t l (')I fiJC![ Illt M AIOUIAI ARC.JIIVI! ,'
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