Following pretrial spins on Aipac case

September 7, 2006 at 9:37 pm 1 comment

Among the flurry of litigation redefining First Amendment free speech/free press rights is the Aipac case. At issue is the right of private citizens to disclose classified information provided by authorized government employees. “Private citizens” may be interpreted to include the press, so the outcome of Aipac shall determine, in part, what is “fit to print.”

Pre-trial posturing has begun in earnest and I will look to several web sites and blogs to evaluate how the spin machine whips up rhetoric from both sides.

This week, the New York Sun started digging into the presiding judge’s precedents on free speech issues.

There’s blood in the water and my little shark fin just deployed…

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. benlevisohn  |  September 8, 2006 at 3:22 am

    Just another encroachement on the first ammendment and journalistic freedom.

    What a great idea! I wish I’d thought of it.

    Reply

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