The Constitution Project, the Georgetown Center on National Security and Law, and the Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier are co-hosting a panel discussion in honor of Constitution Day 2012: Plugging National Security Leaks While Preserving Free Speech.
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.
In addition to the panel, TCP will present its annual Constitutional Commentary Award to the authors of Top Secret America, Dana Priest and William Arkin. Washington Post reporter Dana Priest will be present to accept the award.
Start Time: Light breakfast served at 9:00 .am - Program from 9:45am
End Time: 12:00pm
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Nearest Metro Station: Judiciary Square and Union Station
Please note that the event will also be available live via webcast.
Georgetown University School of Law
120 F Street, NW
Gewirz Student Center, 12th floor
Washington DC 20001
- Hannah White (202) 580-6925
- CLE Credit