18 Judges J. 1 (1979)

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CONGRESS WEIGHS BAN ON
POLYGRAPH USE BY EMPLOYERS
Hearings on legislation that could totally ban use of
polygraphs by private businesses will be held in June
by the Constitutional Subcommittee of the Senate Ju-
diciary Committee. The bill, introduced by subcom-
mittee chairman Birch Bayh of Indiana, would outlaw
polygraphs as a condition for employment but allows
for some exceptions including federal security agen-
cies, such as the FBI and CIA. Private industry,
however, would be allowed to give employees poly-
graph tests, only if the request comes from the
employee. This legislation has the support of Senator
Edward M. Kennedy, the Judiciary Committee chair-
man, and is also expected to have support from the
executive branch as part of a general legislative
privacy package.
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE MIDYEAR
This is to advise you of the outcome at the Midyear
Meeting of those matters before the House of Dele-
gates in which the JAD was interested.
1. Judicial Member-at-Large of the Board of
Governors: Justice Sam Johnson nominated by the
State Delegates to succeed Justice Erickson.
2. Juvenile Justice Standards. The JAD Council vot-
ed to support the Board of Governors substitute reso-
lution to defer consideration of the Standards until
the February 1980 meeting. The Board's substitute
resolution was put to a vote but did not secure a ma-
jority, so that the Commission then moved the adop-
tion of the Standards after withdrawing the Standards
on Court Organization and Administration, the Stan-
dards on Juvenile Delinquency and Sanctions, the
Standards on the Juvenile Probation Function, and
the Standards on Noncriminal Misbehavior. The
Standards Relating to Abuse and Neglect and the
Standards Relating to Schools and Education had
previously been withdrawn.
The remaining Standards that had not been with-
drawn were adopted. No action was taken with regard
to the withdrawn Standards, so presumably after fur-
ther work they will be submitted for consideration at
some future date. The consensus of the Division and
Conference delegates is that most, if not all, of the
controversial items were included in the withdrawn
Standards.

3. Reorganization and Reauthorization of LEAA.
The JAD Council approved of the report submitted
jointly by the JAD and the Criminal Justice Section.
The House approved the report.
4. Standards for Lawyer Discipline and Disability
Proceedings. The JAD Council voted to approve the
Standards submitted by the Joint Committee on Pro-
fessional Discipline of the Appellate Judges Confer-
ence and the ABA Standing Committee on Profession-
al Discipline. After an amendment to Standard 3.17
agreed to by the proponents and after defeating an at-
tempt to amend by the addition of a new Standard,
13.3, authorizing random verification, without cause,
of attorney's accounts, the House unanimously ap-
proved the Standards.
5. Abolish Obligatory Supreme Court Review by
Appeal. The JAD Council voted to approved the rec-
ommendation and so did the House.
6. Amendment to Model Rule Relative to Legal As-
sistance by Law Students. The JAD Council voted to
approve the proposed amendment and so did the
House.
7. Amendment to Revised Standards Relating to
Fair Trial and Free Press. The proposed amendment,
approved by the JAD Council, would have permitted
the televising of court proceedings pursuant to Su-
preme Court rule. The House voted down the pro-
posal.
8. Revised Standards Relating to the Administra-
tion of Criminal Justice. The JAD Council approved
the proposed revised Standards except it recommend
two amendments to the Standards Relating to Pleas of
Guilty by limiting Standard 14-1.3(b) to serious of-
fenses and by removing the judge from the plea bar-
gaining negotiations as provided in Standard 14-3.3.
The first amendment was accepted by the Commis-
sion proposing the Standards, the second amendment
was put to a vote of the House and lost. With the one
amendment, the Standards were approved by the
House.
9. Creation of a Center for Defense Services. The
JAD Council voted to take no position on the proposal
which was approved by the House.
10. Uniform Audio-Visual Deposition Act. The
JAD Council approved the proposed act, as did the
House.
11. Amendments to Federal Rules of Criminal Pro-

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