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Cartoonist and author Seth Tobocman’s biography documents key cases in the career of the Pentagon Papers defense attorney.Cartoonist and author Seth Tobocman’s biography documents key cases in the career of the Pentagon Papers defense attorney, .

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Anthony J. Russo blew the whistle on American torture policy in Vietnam and on an intelligence debacle at the center of the decision-making that helped turn that war into a nightmare. Neither of his revelations saw the light of day in his own time or ours. And while Daniel Ellsberg remains a major figure for his role in releasing the Pentagon Papers, Russo is a forgotten man.

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David Remnick recalled that the man who directed The Washington Post's reporting on Watergate and the Pentagon Papers "wasn’t Noam Chomsky He was not an outsider or a leftist" But "he built an institution He gave it its ambition".

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The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear our challenge to the law that lets the military indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens is another example of the transformation of the judiciary into an enemy of the Constitution.

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When institutions lend their support to the powerless, as the Pulitzer committee did this week to whistle-blowers and their newspapers, the battle is no longer merely between the weak and its oppressors.When institutions lend their support to the powerless, as the committee did to the NSA reporters, the battle is no longer merely between the weak and its oppressors.

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