New York’s assault on press freedom

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November 16, 2011
The Nation
by John Nichols  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"That amendment, which was written to empower citizens to challenge and prevent the rise of a totalitarian state, recognized basic freedoms that were essential to the defense of liberty. ... [F]rom a standpoint of pushing back against power, however, the rights to assemble and to petition for the redress of grievances are fundamental. And those rights were clearly assaulted early Tuesday morning. So, too, was another right: the right to a free press." (11/16/11)  

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