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The case of the New York Times v United States (1971) involved the leaking of the Pentagon Papers to the media and the government’s pursuit of restraining the media from publishing information from these papers. This case serves as a real-life example of prior restraint (censorship) and freedom of the press. As such, do your own research as to the background on this case and how the court ruled in this matter. Afterwards, respond to the following: Discuss the background on this case be addressing the following: What were the Pentagon Papers? Who was Daniel Ellsburg and what role did he play? What happened to the Pentagon Papers? Discuss the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In your discussion you must cite at least two justifications presented in the majority opinion (and identify the justice for which you are citing) and two justifications presented in the minority opinion (and identify the justice for which you are citing). For which justice do you agree with most when it comes to the ruling on this case and why? All outside sources must be cited within the actual response by means of in-text citations or footnotes and a works cited list is required using APA writing style. If you are unfamiliar with how to cite using APA standards please see the following sources: In-Text Citations: The Basics // Purdue Writing Lab or In-Text Citations (apa.org). Here are some sources to help you get started on your research: Freedom of the Press: New York Times v. United States – Annenberg Classroom and Pentagon Papers – HISTORY.

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