Magazine article The News Media and the Law (Online)

"Open & Shut"

Magazine article The News Media and the Law (Online)

"Open & Shut"

Article excerpt

A collection of notable quotations

"I have little doubt that the author of our Constitution, James Madison, who cautioned us to beware 'the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power,' would be aghast."

- Judge Richard J. Leon, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, finding the NSA's collection of phone metadata unconstitutional in Klayman v. Obama

"Technology allowed al-Qaeda to operate decentralized and plot international terrorist attacks remotely. The bulk telephony metadata collection program represents the Government's counter-punch..."

- Judge William H. Pauley, of the Southern District of New York, finding the NSA's collection of phone metadata constitutional inACLU v. Clapper

"Guests had been greeted by a 'cell phone check' table where they deposited their camera phones on arrival and it was understood that this was not an occasion for Tweeting party photos or Facebooking details."

- People Magazine on gag order White House imposed on guests at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party

"So great was the secrecy surrounding the party that guests were handed an invitation - on their way out. …

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