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Quotation by Murray Gurfein:


"[t]he security of the Nation is not at the ramparts alone. Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know."


Murray Gurfein     (more by this author)

1907-1979 (Age at death: 72 approx.)

Murray Irwin Gurfein (November 17, 1907 – December 16, 1979) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuitand prior to that a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Country: United States

Type: Prose
Context: Unknown
Context Details: Pentagon Papers.
Source: United States v. N.Y. Times Co., 328 F.

 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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