The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers Case
A conversation with JAMES C. GOODALE, the then young chief counsel for The New York Times, who led the legal team advising reporters and editors on the publication of leaked national security documents exposing decades of government deception in the conduct of the Vietnam War. Mr. Goodale led the lawyers who resisted the government’s judicial prior restraint which halted publication, winning one of the most important First Amendment rulings in modern times (403 U.S. 713). Mr. Goodale will recount what happened behind closed-doors – and how the case protects news gathering vital in today’s world.
Observations and Reflections by Jeremy Scahill
co-founder of The Intercept; author/director “Dirty Wars”; author “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”
Moderated by Prof. Ruthann Robson
For more information and to register: https://publicsquare.law.cuny.edu/events/pentagon-papers
1.0 NY CLE (Continuing Legal Education) credits in Professional Practice available for attorneys. Traditional Format/Transitional for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Under CLE regulations, attorneys must attend the entire program, no partial credit will be given. CLE recipients must sign-in AND sign-out. Certificates will be sent following the program.
November 6, 2017
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, Queens