Friday, April 1, 2011

Cardozo Conference on Public Secrets

Cardozo School of Law's Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy is hosting a symposium on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, on Public Secrets: From the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks.  The program will run from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Cardozo, 55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street), New York.  From the announcement:

This symposium will bring together panelists with experience in the situation room, the newsroom and the courtroom to explore the competing claims of national security and the public interest in the disclosure of confidential national security information. . . .

The framework for the discussion will be Cardozo Professor David Rudenstine's seminal work The Day the Presses Stopped, A History of the Pentagon Papers Case.  Attendees will also hear excerpts of previously unreleased interviews with Robert McNamara, John Mitchell, William H. Rehnquist, and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger.

The line-up is quite impressive:

  • Floyd Abrams, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • John B. Bellinger III, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Leslie Gelb, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Adam Liptak, The New York Times
  • The Honorable Michael Mukasey, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • David Rudenstine, Cardozo Law School
  • Steven R. Shapiro, ACLU

To attend, e-mail, or call 212.790.0200 x6700.


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