Recent disclosures of information the government maintains is classified have generated harsh criticism – of both the “leakers” and of the media outlets that made the information public – from some policymakers and commentators. Congressional and Department of Justice inquiries are underway, and it is possible that criminal charges could follow. With the number of “leak”-related cases on the rise, such investigations and prosecutions highlight important questions about the relationship between investigative journalism, national security disclosures, and the First Amendment.
Join TCP, Georgetown’s Center on National Security and Law, and the Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier on September 20, 2012 from 9:00am-12:00pm for what promises to be a riveting panel discussion. Additionally, TCP will honor the authors of Top Secret America, Dana Priest and William Arkin, with its annual Constitutional Commentary Award. For more information or to RSVP see the invitation.
Constitutional Commentary Award Presentation & Panel Discussion
Books will be available for purchase.
A live webcast will be available.
Please indicate if you are interested in the webcast when you register.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Light breakfast served at 9:00am
Program from 9:45am to 12:00pm
Georgetown University School of Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001