Top Secret explores the government, the press, and the tension that has escalated between the two since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book addresses the executive branch's attempts to prevent and punish the public disclosure of classified information and questions whether or not these attempts are consistent with the rights upheld by the First Amendment.
Geoffrey R. Stone is Harry Kalven, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law and former dean at the University of Chicago Law School. His recent book, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism(2004), received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for 2005, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for 2004 as the Best Book in History, and was chosen as one of The New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" in 2004.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Government Employees Chapter 4 Chapter 2. The Press Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Journalists Chapter 6 Chapter 4. The Journalist-Source Privilege Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Conclusion Chapter 8 Appendix I. The Statutory Framework Chapter 9 Appendix II. Timeline: The Espionage Act, Related Laws and the Press Chapter 10 Appendix III. The Espionage Act of 1917 Chapter 11 Appendix IV. The Pentagon Papers case Chapter 12 Appendix V. Selected Bibliography