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

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University of California Press, 1996 - History - 416 pages
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This bold account provides an original perspective on one of the most significant legal struggles in American history: the Nixon administration's efforts to prohibit the New York Times and the Washington Post from publishing the 7,000-page, top-secret Pentagon Papers, which traced U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In his gripping account of this highly charged case, Rudenstine examines new evidence, raises difficult questions, and challenges conventional views of a historic moment.
  

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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

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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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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