Executive Order 11785

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, including 5 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., 3301, 3571, 7301, 7313, 7501(c), 7512, 7532, and 7533; and as President of the United States, and finding such action necessary in the best interests of national security, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.[edit]

Section 12 of Executive Order No. 10450 of April 27, 1953, as amended, is revised to read in its entirety as follows:

‘‘Sec. 12. Executive Order No. 9835 of March 21, 1947, as amended, is hereby revoked.’’

Sec. 2.[edit]

Neither the Attorney General, nor the Subversive Activities Control Board, nor any other agency shall designate organizations pursuant to section 12 of Executive Order No. 10450, as amended, nor circulate nor publish a list of organizations previously so designated. The list of organizations previously designated is hereby abolished and shall not be used for any purpose.

Sec. 3.[edit]

Subparagraph (5) of paragraph (a) of section 8 of Executive Order No. 10450, as amended, is revised to read as follows:

‘‘Knowing membership with the specific intent of furthering the aims of, or adherence to and active participation in, any foreign or domestic organization, association, movement, group, or combination of persons (hereinafter referred to as organizations) which unlawfully advocates or practices the commission of acts of force or violence to prevent others from exercising their rights under the Constitution or laws of the United States or of any State, or which seeks to overthrow the Government of the United States or any State or subdivision thereof by unlawful means.’’

Sec. 4.[edit]

Executive Order No. 11605 of July 2, 1971, is revoked.

Signature of Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon 
The White House,
June 4, 1974.


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