FindLaw Special Coverage: Mark Foley Scandal - The Investigation of Ex-Fla. GOP Congressman Foley and His Contacts with Congressional Pages
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 News Investigating Ex-GOP Congressman Mark Foley’s Contacts with Congressional Pages
  • Hastert Urges Quick Action on Foley (Oct. 24, 2006)
  • Hastert Goes Before Congressional Panel (Oct. 24, 2006)
  • Experts: Priest accused of molestation by Foley in denial about his behavior (Oct. 20, 2006)
  • Archdiocese of Miami confirms priest is Congressman Foley alleged abuser (Oct. 20, 2006)
  • Congressional aide testifies in investigation of sex scandal that is hurting Republicans (Oct. 19, 2006)
  • Priest in Malta: I went naked in sauna with Foley when he was a boy (Oct. 19, 2006)
  • Judge Nixes Signs in Foley's District (Oct. 19, 2006)
  • Disgraced former congressman Foley to tell church name of alleged abuser, lawyer says (Oct. 18, 2006)
  • Republican leader battles to reduce election fall-out from sex scandal (Oct. 11, 2006)
  • House leader says anyone involved in covering page problem should be dismissed (Oct. 10, 2006)
  • Colleague confronted US congressman involved in cybersex scandal in 2000, newspaper says (Oct. 9, 2006)
  • ABC Mistakenly Releases ID in Page Probe (Oct. 6, 2006)
  • Bush backs House Speaker over his handling of Congressional cybersex scandal (Oct. 6, 2006)
  • Ethics committee approves four dozen subpoenas in congressional pages investigation (Oct. 6, 2006)
  • US House ethics committee ready to launch investigation into Foley e-mail scandal (Oct. 5, 2006)
  • Former page says he received suggestive message from Congressman Foley in 1997 (Oct. 5, 2006)
  • Attorney Says Foley Was Molested As Teen (Oct. 4, 2006)
  • FBI's congressional e-mail scandal case explores legal 'gray area' (Oct. 4, 2006)
  • Congressional aide says he told speaker's office about Foley's conduct 2 years ago (Oct. 4, 2006)
  • Candidates Give Foley Contributions Away (Oct. 3, 2006)
  • House speaker, contradicted by No. 2 official, dismisses talk of resigning in page case (Oct. 3, 2006)
  • Friends of disgraced congressman shocked at online sex scandal, alcoholism admission (Oct. 3, 2006)
  • Hastert dismisses call for his resignation (Oct. 3, 2006)
  • Congressman's inappropriate actions toward teenage pages threatens House Republicans (Oct. 2, 2006)
  • White House, House leaders call for criminal probe of congressman's e-mail scandal (Oct. 1, 2006)
  •  Lawyers
  • David Roth, Foley’s Florida Criminal Defense Attorney
  • J. Randolph (“Randy’) Evans, Attorney for House Speaker Dennis Hastert
  • Timothy Heaphy, Attorney for Kirk Fordham, Foley's former Chief of Staff
  • Cono R. Namorato, Attorney for former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl
  • Stephen Jones, Attorney for former congressional page Jordan Edmund
  •  Lawsuits
  • Opinion (Cobb v. Thurman, A Fla. appeals court upholds a ban prohibiting the Fla. Democratic Party from advertising that a vote for Mark Foley is a vote for his GOP replacement candidate whose name is not on the ballot. [PDF} (Oct. 30, 2006)

  •  Commentary
  • Mark Foley's Name is on the Ballot. Should Voters Be Told That He's Not Really Running?, by FindLaw Columnist Michael Dorf (Oct. 23, 2006
  • The Foley Follies: What Can Be Learned From The History of Congressional Sex Scandals, And How Can the Page Program Be Reformed? by FindLaw Columnist John Dean (Oct. 6, 2006)
  • Congressman Mark Foley’s Disgrace and Resignation: What Congress Should Have Learned - And Didn’t - From the Catholic Church Clergy Abuse Scandal , by FindLaw Columnist Marci Hamilton (Oct. 5, 2006)
  • Related Articles
  • Why the Delete Online Predators Act Won't Delete Predatory Behavior from FindLaw Columnist Anita Ramasastry
  • Video
  • Former Congressman Mark Foley talks about saving children from internet predators in a speech before the U.S. House of Representatives (May 25, 2006) Note: Javascript must be enabled [Source: Metavid, hosted by the University of California at Santa Cruz]

  • ABC News on Mark Foley from ABC News via Wonkette (via YouTube)
  • Mark Feloy's Attorney Speaks, Part 1, alleging that Foley was molested by a clergyman as a teenager, checked himself into a clinic for 30 days, and offers “no excuse whatsover for his conduct” (via YouTube)
  • Mark Feloy's Attorney Speaks, Part 2, alleging that this disclosure is part of Foley’s recovery, and says that Foley “never attempted to have sexual contact with a minor” (via YouTube)
  • The Daily Show With John Stewart discusses Rep. Mark Foley (Oct. 2, 2006) (via YouTube)
  • Documents
    U.S. Department of Justice
  •   Dept. of Justice Inspector General’s Report, A Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Initial Response to Representative Mark Foley’s E-mails to a Former Page. [PDF] (January 22, 2007)
  • Congressional Investigations
  • House Ethics Committee Report Investigating Foley Page Scandal. Report concludes that Foley’s sexually graphic communications with pages was “an abuse of power, and an abuse of trust,” and suggests that some House members and staff may have been negligent in failing to take further action at appropriate times to investigate reports of Foley’s conduct, and how its impact upon pages. [PDF] (December 8, 2006)
  • Foley’s sexually explicit IM exchange with an underage congressional page, obtained by ABC News [HTML] (exchange dated 2003)
  • Foley’s IM exchange with a former congressional page made during a vote on the House Floor, obtained by ABC News [PDF] (exchange dated April 2003)
  • Congressional Statements:
  • Speaker Hastert Announces Page Program Tip Line Number [HTML] (Oct. 5, 2006)
  • Speaker Hastert Comments on Ethics Committee Announcement [HTML] (Oct. 5, 2006)
  • Comments from House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Congressman Mark Foley Matter [HTML] (Oct. 2, 2006)
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  • U.S. House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct a/k/a the House Ethics Committee
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Expanded Coverage of the Rep. Mark Foley Scandal from The Washington Post
  • SNAP - Survivors Network of Those Abused By Priests
  • Statistics of Sexual Abuse Allegations from the Archdiocese of Miami (July 2006)
  • Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, from the United States Conference of Catholic Biships (2005)
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