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The New Yorker on the President and the Press...

In 1969, when nothing excited the public’s interest like the depredations of drug fiends, the Louisville Courier-Journal sent a reporter named Paul Branzburg to penetrate Kentucky’s marijuana underground. He published eyewitness accounts; a photograph accompanying one of them showed hands hovering over a pile of hashish. A grand jury ordered him to identify the dealers he had met. He refused. Branzburg v. Hayes landed at the Supreme Court three years later. Justice Byron White wrote, in a 5-4 opinion, that the First Amendment does not exempt reporters from giving evidence in criminal cases. Yet the Court also held that the Constitution protects reporters from indiscriminate government subpoenas. The opinion is regarded today as a muddle; it does not make clear...

The New Yorker on the President and the Press
posted on: Jun 5, 2013 | author: admin

Accountability

(Reposted with permission of the author, David Leigh) In an ideal framework for commercial exchange, the relationship between employer, employee, customer, shareholder and stake holder should enable full accountability and measure its successes by the overall improvement of the living standards and living environments for all. But the present structure of the pyramid of control actively facilitates the accumulation of vast swathes of resource, both human and worldly that comes to reside in the hands of the most avaricious and duplicitous of individuals or institutions. Shareholders, whether knowingly or unwittingly become the parasites that feed from the human resource and the populace. They are rarely if ever held to account for the crimes that they sponsor and some...

Accountability
posted on: May 29, 2013 | author: admin

Contact Information for Politicians and Agencies...

Let your voice be heard by contacting your local, state and federal government officials and politicians. Here’s how: Your House Representatives Contacting the Congress Government Agencies Contacting the...

Contact Information for Politicians and Agencies
posted on: May 22, 2013 | author: admin

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