2014 Silha Lecture: "See No Evil: Why We Need a New Approach to Government Transparency"

Featuring David A. Schulz Partner, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP

On the 25th anniversary of Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee, one of the nation’s leading advocates for press access and the public’s right to know will explore the judicial and bureaucratic debilitation of the Freedom of Information Act since 9/11, and the critical need to broaden and enforce the First Amendment right of access to government proceedings and records. The discussion will consider the untapped potential of the constitutional access right and the role of the press in illuminating issues ranging from “secret law” articulated by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, to the government’s plans to prevent Guantanamo detainees from testifying publicly at their own trials, to a State’s ability to keep secret the formulas used for lethal injection executions. 

David A. Schulz, a partner with Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP is also Co-Director of the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School and Counsel to The Associated Press, The New York TimesThe Guardian, and other investigative news organizations

This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

For more about this event, click on any of the following links:
Video of the 29th Annual Silha Lecture
MPR's "The Daily Circuit" on interview with David A. Schulz.
Silha Bulletin story following the 29th Annual Silha Lecture
The Minneapolis Star Tribune coverage of the 29th Annual Silha Lecture in an article entitled, "Full Disclosure: Sounding the Alarm about Secrecy." 


Event Location

Cowles Auditorium, West Bank

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