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Fourth Circuit Orders Reporter to Testify as to Source of National Security Leaks

by Matthew L. Schafer Just days after a Department of Justice report sought to “safeguard[] the essential role of a free press in fostering government accountability and an open society,” the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of … Continue reading

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Speak, and Speak Immediately: The Risen Subpoena, the Executive Branch, and the Reporter’s Privilege

by Matthew L. Schafer I have finally finished my thesis, Speak, and Speak Immediately: The Risen Subpoena, the Executive Branch, and the Reporter’s Privilege.  I hope to write an abridged version shortly, but law school is currently demanding most of … Continue reading

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Broken Promises: A Lack of Executive Branch Transparency in Obama’s First Term

by Matthew L. Schafer President Obama’s Administration has prosecuted more government whistleblowers than all other presidents combined and has subpoenaed nearly as many journalists as President Bush did during his first term.  Some also suggest that agencies under Obama have released … Continue reading

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