Hugo Black Quote

The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First Amendment. The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security ….


Concurring in New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971).

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The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First...

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The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First...

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The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First...

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The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First...