Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark
The author and a panel of constitutional scholars discussed the legal questions brought up in Geoffrey Stone’s new book, Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark. Discussion centered on the parameters of the First Amendment. Topics included the public’s right of access to government documents, whether the value of publishing certain information is outweighed by the potential negative consequences of publishing, and whether the government can punish an individual for the disclosure of information. Following the discussion panelists answered questions from members of the audience. close
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Ronald K. L. Collins Fellow Washington
Neal Katyal Professor Georgetown University Law Center
Geoffrey R. Stone Distinguished Service Professor University of Chicago Law School
Stephen Vladeck Associate Professor American University Washington College of Law
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