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  • NEW YORK TIMES HEADQUARTERS
  • Guys! The US put a restraining order on us for publishing the Pentagon Papers!
  • Dude, what?! That's ridiculous! Why?
  • They say we can't publish them under the Espionage Act, but it's our Constitutional right!
  • They're contravening the Constitution and suppressing the freedom of the press!
  • That's unconstitutional! We're taking this to court!
  • The NYT is suing the US gov't for violating the 1st Amendment of the Constitution and the freedom of the press!
  • THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (NEW YORK TIMES vs. UNITED STATES)
  • The US gov't is arguing that publishing this information violates the Espionage Act!
  • US gov't attorney
  • Publishing these classified documents violates the Espionage Act and puts our nation's security at risk!
  • The gov't has no right to prevent us from publishing these documents! The 1st Amendment protects freedom of the press!
  • NYT attorney
  • This case expanded the freedom of the press and reinforced the power of the Constituion over all other laws.
  • The court rules in favor of the New York Times, 6-3!
  • The US Constitution is the supreme law of the land, protecting freedom of the press even over the Espionage Act!
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