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The Press And Government


“The only security of all is in a free press.”

-Thomas Jefferson.

The success of any democracy is based on an informed and educated citizenry, for only through being informed can the people have insight into how they are being represented by their elected officials. Essential to keeping the citizenry informed is the right of the press and the people to have access to government records.

“The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people,” wrote U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.

Historically, those wh...

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