Background[ edit ] Following the Red Scare of —20, a variety of leftists, either anarchistssympathizers with the Bolshevik Revolutionlabor activists, or members of a communist or socialist party, were convicted for violating the Espionage Act of and Sedition Act of on the basis of their writings or statements. His trial lasted from January 22 to February 5, His defense contended that the Manifesto represented historical analysis rather than advocacy.
At this point, 59, American soldiers had died and the government was facing widespread dissent from large portions of the American public.
In Secretary of Defense Robert S. Daniel Ellsbergwho had helped to produce the report, leaked 43 volumes of the volume, 7,page report to reporter Neil Sheehan of The New York Times in March and the paper began publishing articles outlining the findings.
By the following Tuesday, the Times received an order to cease further publication from a District Court judge, at the request of the administration. Decision-Making Process on the Vietnam Policy. Oakeseditorial page editor; A. Kenworthy and Fox Butterfieldreporters; and Samuel Abta foreign desk copy editor.
Mitchell as cause for the United States to bar further publication of stories based upon the Pentagon Papers.
The statute was spread over three pages of the United States Code Annotated and the only part that appeared to apply to the Times was ewhich made it criminal for: Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it.
First, the wording of the statute was very broad. Was each article about foreign policy one "relating to the national defense"? What was the significance of "reason to believe" that the Pentagon Papers "could be used to the injury of the United States or the advantage of any foreign nation"?
If the motivation was to educate the public, was that a defense that served to help, not hinder, the country?
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Would the public be "a person not entitled to receive" the information? Of equal importance was what the statute did not say: No references to "publication" as Attorney General Mitchell's cease-and-desist order referencedno reference to classified information, and no support for Mitchell's reliance on the top secret classification to justify restraint on publication.
Additionally, there was no statutory language providing authority for prior restraint on publication at all.
There was Supreme Court precedent that lent support to the idea that bans on the publication of information by the press to be unconstitutional.
In Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote the "main purpose" of the First Amendment was "to prevent all such previous restraints upon publications as had been practiced by other governments.
Michael Hess, chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorneys Officeargued "serious injuries are being inflicted on our foreign relations, to the benefit of other nations opposed to our foreign relations, to the benefit of other nations opposed to our form of government.
Rogers 's statement reported earlier that day that a number of nations were concerned about the Papers publication and an affidavit from the general counsel of the Navy that alleged irreparable injury if publication did not cease.
Hess asked for a temporary restraining order. He further argued that there was no exception to the general unavailability of prior restraint that applied in this case.
Gurfein called all counsel to his chambers and asked Bickel and Abrams to have the Times cease publication of the Papers until he could review them. Bickel responded that Gurfein would be the first judge in American history to enter a prior restraint enjoining publication of news if he granted the government's request.
The Times refused to cease publication. Gurfein granted the request and set a hearing for June Security also lies in the value of our free institutions.
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Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. In Walz v. Tax Commission, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of tax exemptions for property used exclusively by religious, educational, or charitable entities.
Walz, a property owner in New York, filed suit against the city tax commission alleging that the tax exemptions the state provided to religious institutions amounted to a financial contribution to these institutions in violation of the Establishment .
Supreme Court cases. STUDY. PLAY. Reynolds v. US () Walz v. Tax Commission of New York City () contested the state's tax exemptions for religious organizations; the Court agreed that it was excessive entanglement and in violation of the establishment clause.
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