Supreme Court Landmark Case New York Times v. United States

Floyd Abrams and Theodore Olon talked about the Supreme Court’s 1971 decision in New York Times v. United States. The case concerns the New York Timesread more

Floyd Abrams and Theodore Olon talked about the Supreme Court’s 1971 decision in New York Times v. United States. The case concerns the New York Times and Washington Post's successful challenge to the Nixon administration for the right to publish what came to be known as the “Pentagon Papers,” a classified history of U.S. military activity in Vietnam. Mr. Olson served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration, and Mr. Abrams was co-counsel to the Times in the case. The guests also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments.

Among the clips shown were a portion of an interview with Times reporter Hedrick Smith in which he explained the paper got the information and how it conducted its work to publish the first story. Also, audio excerpts from oral argument in the case was played as well as part of a phone conversation about the case between President Richard Nixon and former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. close

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Category:
C-SPAN Specials
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 30, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jul 04, 2018 | 2:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 30, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 30, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 01, 2018 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 05, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 05, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 04, 2018 | 2:40pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jul 04, 2018 | 2:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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