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PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS OF PETITIONER-DEFENDANT,
TIMOTHY JAMES McVEIGH AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT
MARCH 25, 1997

IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS 

                          FOR THE TENTH CIRCUIT

 TIMOTHY JAMES McVEIGH,

 Petitioner-Defendant,

 v.
                                           Case No. 96-_____ 

                                           (Case No. 96-CR-68-M below) 

 HONORABLE RICHARD P. MATSCH,

 Respondent.

     PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS OF PETITIONER-DEFENDANT, 

             TIMOTHY JAMES McVEIGH AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT 

                               MARCH 25, 1997

 Stephen Jones, OBA #4805 

 Robert Nigh, Jr., OBA #011686 

 Richard Burr, FBA #407402 

 Jeralyn E. Merritt, Esquire 

 Cheryl A. Ramsey, OBA #7403 

 Christopher L. Tritico, TBA #20232050

                                        Of Counsel 

                                        Robert L. Wyatt, IV, OBA #13154 

                                        Michael D. Roberts, OBA #13764 

                                        James L. Hankins, OBA #15506 

                                        Randall T. Coyne, OBA #549013 

                                        Amber McLaughlin, TBA #1374098 

                                        Robert J. Warren, OBA #16123 

                                        Mandy Welch, TBA #21125380 

                                        Holly Hillerman, OBA #017055
 

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS


  
                                                                  PAGE NO.
 OVERVIEW
                                                                  1 
 I. INTRODUCTION
                                                                  4 
 STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS
                                                                  9
 II. PHYSICAL AND POLITICAL MAGNITUDE OF THE DESTRUCTION OF
 THE ALFRED P. MURRAH BUILDING
                                                                  9 
 A. Immediate Effects of the Explosion
                                                                  9 
 B. The Response of the Federal Government
                                                                  13 
 1. The Government's Immediate Response to the Bombing
                                                                  14 
 a. Mobilization
                                                                  14 
 b. Evidence From Public Sources of government Use of Intelligence Networks With
 Foreign Nations in the Investigation of the Alfred P. Murrah Building Bombing
                                                                  16 
 C. CIA and NSA Investigation Protocol
                                                                  17 
 2. Evidence of the International Scope of the Investigation and the
Involvement of
 Organs of State Intelligence in 

 Several U.S. Domestic Bombing Cases Including the Alfred P. Murrah Building

                                                                  21 
 3. The Investigative Focus Upon Foreign Terrorists
                                                                  24
 III. THE ARREST OF TIMOTHY McVEIGH
                                                                  28 
 IV. THE GRAND JURY RETURNS THE INDICTMENT OF "OTHERS
 UNKNOWN"
                                                                  29 


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 V. THE "OTHERS UNKNOWN" TO THE GRAND JURY
                                                                         32 
 A. Elliott's Body Shop 
                                                                         32 
 B. Oklahoma City Eyewitnesses
                                                                         34 
 C. Jeff Davis
                                                                         35 
 D. Frederick Schlender
                                                                         37 
 E. Legal Significance of the Existence of "Others Unknown"
                                                                         38
 VI. PRIOR WARNING, ATF INFORMANTS, AND POSSIBLE "OTHERS
 UNKNOWN"
                                                                         38 
 A. Elohim City
                                                                         38 
 B. Dennis Mahon, Andreas Strassmeir and Carol Howe
                                                                         44 
 1. Dennis Mahon
                                                                         44 
 2. Andreas Strassmeir
                                                                         47 
 3. Carol Howe and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms 
                                                                         53
 VII. BEYOND ELOHIM CITY
                                                                         79 
 A. Suspect I, Posse Comitatus, and Iraq
                                                                         79 
 1. Posse Comitatus
                                                                         79 
 B. Saudi Report Concerning Iraq
                                                                         81 
 C. FBI Special Agent Kevin Foust
                                                                         82 
 2. State Sponsorship Precedent
                                                                         85 
 D. Israelis Present at the Bomb Site
                                                                         89 
 E. A Subject of the Investigation in the Philippines 
                                                                         91

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 VIII. PROCEDURAL HISTORY OF DISCOVERY REQUESTS
                                                                        101 
 A. Introduction
                                                                        10l
 IX. GOVERNMENT EVASION OF ITS DISCOVERY RESPONSIBILITIES
                                                                        111 
 A. The Government's Restrictive Definition of Brady
                                                                        114 
 B. Counsel for the Government are Powerless to Effect Disclosure of
Discoverable
 Information from National Intelligence Agencies
                                                                        128 
 X. AUTHORITY
                                                                        137 
 A. Judge Matsch's Denial of Mr. McVeigh's Discovery Motions is Reviewable
Upon Petition
 for Writ of Mandamus 
                                                                        137 
 B. Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 Entitles Mr. McVeigh to the
Requested Discovery
 Material
                                                                        138 
 C. The District Court Abused its Discretion by Denying Mr. McVeigh's
Repeated Requests
 for Brady Material
                                                                        142 
 D. Standard for Guidance in Search
                                                                        144 
 E. Because the Material Sought by Mr. McVeigh is Material Both to Guilt and
Punishment,
 the District Court's Abuse of Discretion Jeopardizes Both Stages of Mr.
McVeigh's Capital
 Trial
                                                                        146 
 X. SPECIFIC RELIEF REQUESTED 
                                                                        152 
 CERTIFICATE OF HAND DELIVERY
                                                                        154

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                          TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

  United States Supreme Court Cases
                                                        PAGE NO.
  Arizona v. Youngblood, 488 U.S.51,58 (1988)
                                                        151
  Bankers Life & Cas. Co. V. Holland, 346 U.S.379 (1953)
                                                        139
  Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83(1963)
                                                        passim
  Eddings v. Oklahoma, 455 U.S. 104, 110-12(1982)
                                                        147
  Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150(1972)
                                                        passim
  Kyles v. Whitley, 514 U.S.419, 115 S. Ct. 1555, 1565-68, 131 L
  Ed. 2d490 (1995).
                                                        115, 142, 143, 14S,
                                                        151
  Roche v. Evaporated Milk Assn., 319 U.S.21(1943)
                                                        137
  Snepp v. United States, 444 U.S.507, 512 (1980)
                                                        16
  United States v. Agurs, 427 U.S.97, 110(1976)
                                                        145
  United State v. Bagley, 473 U.S.667, 675(1985)
                                                        151
  United States v. Richard M. Nixon, President of the United
  States, 418 U.S. 683(1974)
                                                        136
  Will v. United States, 389 U.S. 90, 95(1967)
                                                        137
 

                                     iv
                                       
Other Federal Cases

 Chaney v. Brown, 730 F.2d1334, 1345 (10th Cir. 1984), cert. denied, 496 U.S.
 1090(1984)
                                                                146, 147, 148
 Hopkinson v. Shillinger, 781 F. Supp. 737 (D. Wyo. 1991)
                                                                150, 151, 152
 In re Joint Eastern & Southern Districts Asbestos Litigation, 22 F. 2d755(7th
 Cir. 1994)
                                                                137
 Nichols v. Alley, 71 F.3d347(10th Cir. 1995) 
                                                                12
 Smith v. Secretary of New Mexico Department of Corrections, 50 F.3d801,
 824(10th Cir.1995)
                                                                144, 145, 146
 Texaco, Inc. v. Chandler, 354 F. 2d655(10th Cir. 1965), cert. denied, 383 U.S.
 936(1966)
                                                                137
 United States v. Clegg, 740 F.2d 16, 18 (9th Cir.1984)
                                                                139
 United States ex rel Smith v. Fairman, 769 F.2d386, 391-93 (7th Cir. 1985)
                                                                145
 United States v. Fernandez, 913 F.2d 148, 154 (4th Cir. 1990 )
                                                                138
 United States v. George, 786 F. Sup. 11, 13(D.D.C> 1991)
                                                                140
 United States v. LaRouche, 695 F. Supp. 1265, 1281 (D. Mass. 1988)
                                                                145
 United States v. Mandel, 914 F. 2d 1215, 1219 (9th Cir. 1990) 
                                                                139
 United States v. McAnderson, 914 F. 2d934(7th Cu. 1990)
                                                                85


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 United States v. McVeigh, 923 F.Supp.1310,1313(D.Colo.1996)
                                                                 114,130
 United States v. Perdomo, 929 F.2d967-978(3d Cir.1991)
                                                                 144
 United States v. Penix, 516 F.Supp.248, 255 (W.D. Okla. 1981)
                                                                 30,104
 United States v. Poindexter, 727 F.Supp.1470(D.D.C.1989), rev.d on other
 "rounds, 951 F.2d366(D.C. Cir. 1991)
                                                                 141,142
 United States v. Rahman, 870 F.Supp.47,51(S.D.N.Y.1994)
                                                                 142,143,151
 United States v. Rewald, 889 F.2d836 (9th Cir.1989)
                                                                 15
 United States v. Rezaq, 156 F.R.D.514,519(D.D.C.1994)
                                                                 140
 United States v. Ritter, 272 F.2d30,32(10th Cir.1959), cert. denied, 362
 U.S.950(1960)
                                                                 137
 United States v. Trevino, 556 F.2d1265, 1272 (5th Cir.1977)
                                                                 144
 United States v. Yunis, 867 F.2d617,623(D.C.1989)
                                                                 140
 United States v. Yunis, 924 F.2d1086,1095(D.C.Cir.1991)
                                                                 140
 United States v. Zuno-Arce, 44 F.3d 1420, 1427 (9th Cir.1995) 
                                                                 144
  
                                                                  
 Other Authorities
                                                                  
 28 U.S.C.'1651(a) 
                                                                 137 
 Fed.R.Crin.P.16(a)(1)(C) 
                                                                 129, 138,139


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TIMOTHY JAMES McVEIGH AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT
MARCH 25, 1997