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4. Has consideration been given to letting the office stay open until legal questions are resolved?

A.

The office remains open.

The Justice Department has

stated that it will take no further actions to close the office

until the courts have confirmed that the Anti-Terrorism Act of

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5. What is the status of the Palestine Information Office in Washington?

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In PIO v. Shultz (D.D.C., 87-3085), the PIO

challenged the legality of the Department's order directing the

PIO to close.

In an order dated December 3, 1987, the United

States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the
Secretary's order. The PIO has appealed, and the appeal is
pending before for the United States Court of Appeals for the
D.C. Circuit (No. 87-5398).

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