The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case

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University of California Press, May 1, 1998 - History - 416 pages
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David Rudenstine effectively captures the day-by-day drama of the Nixon administration's efforts in 1971 to prohibit the New York Times and the Washington Post from publishing the 7000-page, top-secret Pentagon Papers. Rudenstine originally shared the dominant historical view that the government's position fell far short of satisfying the heavy burden the law required if the courts were to permanently restrain publication. But after studying previously classified documents and interviewing key participants in the controversy, including Robert MacNamara, Clark Clifford, William Rehnquist, Katherine Graham, and Daniel Ellsberg, Rudenstine changed his mind.
  

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This was written by my Constitutinal Law Professor from Cardozo (now the Dean of the Law School). It is an incredible book and he is a fantastic teacher. Read full review

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Contents

A Reconsideration
1
PART ONE THE PENTAGON PAPERS BECOME PUBLIC
13
McNamaras Study
15
Daniel Ellsberg
33
The New York Times Publishes
48
Nixons Turnabout
66
The Justice Departments Recommendation
77
PART TWO THE NEW YORK TIMES CASE
97
On the Eve of the Posts Trial
193
Gesells Decision
204
The Second Circuit
217
The D C Circuit
239
Inside the White House Part 2
252
The Supreme Court Takes the Case
259
The Briefs
266
The Argument
283

The Times Is Restrained
99
On the Eve of the Times Trial
110
Inside the White House Part 1
118
The Washington Post Publishes
125
The Public Session
139
The Closed Session
153
Gurfeins Decision
169
The Post Is Restrained
185
The Decision
301
The Impact of the Disclosures
323
Criminal Investigations and Impeachable Offenses
339
The Supreme Courts Decision and Democracy
349
Notes
357
Selected Bibliography
395
Interviews
403
Copyright

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Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers
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The Pentagon Papers - February 2007
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Code 2.0 : Chapter Twelve Notes
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Vietnam: 'Quagmire' Quackery
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About the author (1998)

David Rudenstine is the Dr. Herman George and Kate Kaiser Professor of Constitutional Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

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