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Constitution Day Lecture on National Security Secrecy

Gabriel Schoenfeld

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Format: Lecture

Length: 45 minutes

“There have been more prosecutions for leaks in the first two years of the Obama administration than there have been in all previous presidencies combined,” says Gabriel Schoenfeld, author of the recent Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law. While the Constitution protects freedom of speech and of the press, Schoenfeld argues, transparency sometimes conflicts with the Constitutional expectation that government “provide for our common defense.”

Presenter(s): Gabriel Schoenfeld

Date: September 16, 2010

Location: McGuinn 121

Sponsor(s): Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/schoenfeld1/

The information on this page is accurate as of September 2010