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Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark

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Since September 11, 2001, the United States has investigated and prosecuted public employees, journalists, and the press for the dissemination of classified information relating to the national security. What is the cause of the recent tension between the government and the press? Perhaps the media are pressing more aggressively to pierce the government's shield of secrecy ...more
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published August 24th 2007 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Brought on by the attempts of the Bush administration to prosecute the New York Times for revealing its illegal wiretapping program, this book explores the laws around the legality of printing government secrets. In the back are the actual arguments both of the majority and for the dissenting judges on the Pentagon Papers case. I thought it was really interesting to read the dissenting opinions, and I am very happy they were overruled! The thinking that we must leave it up to the Executive Branc ...more
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Geoffrey Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago Law School.

Geoffrey Stone has been a member of the law faculty since 1973. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Stone served as Dean of the Law School, and from 1993 to 2002 he served as Provost of the University of Chicago. Mr. Stone received his undergraduate degree in 1968 from the University of Pennsylvania and his
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