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April 13, 1984 - Image 6

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Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 13, 1984

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NEW GOVERNMENT CONTROLS ON SPEECH, INFORMATION, AND ASSOCIATION

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The Conference participants will discuss many of the controversial policies which the Reagan Administration contends are
necessary to prevent information leaks and protect national security. Among the policies to be discussed are:
I. The "pre-publication clearance" requirement, which would subject government officials with access
to classified informationto lifetime censorship and randomly adrinistered lie detector tests;
2. The barring of the press from Grenada during the early days of the invasion;
3. The denial of visas to foreigners invited to speak in the United States;
4. The increased authority given to the FBI and CIA for domestic surveillance;
5. New limitations on the Freedom of Information Act.
Critics charge that these actions violate the principles of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press embodied in the First
Amendment, and thus undermine democracy by limiting the right of the people to know and affect what the government
is doing. They view the Reagan policies as unconstitutional, as an attempt to protect the Administration's image rather than
to safeguard national security, and as designed to conceal illegal or unpopular activities.
" FOUR SESSIONS."
Moderated by FREDERICK SCHAUER, University of Michigan Law Professor

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19

2-5 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 2-5 p.m.
LIMITATION ON INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM:
Censorship in America

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NATIONAL SECURITY vs. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION:
Governmental Secrecy and Restraints on Academic Freedom
ANNA NELSON -Professor of History, George Washington University
KEVIN JONES -Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
DIANA M.T.K. AUTIN -Fund for Open Information & Accountability
MARC ROSS -Professor of Physics, University of Michigan '
MICHAEL McDONALD -General Counsel, American Legal Foundation
JAMES ZIRKLE -Professor of Law, William and Mary

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FLOYD ABRAMS -Chief Counsel to the New York Times
LYLE DENNISTON -Washington Bureau Chief for the Baltimore Sun
JOHN SHENEFIELD -Associate Attorney General under Pres. Carter
VINCENT BLASI -Professor of Law, Columbia University
LILLIAN R. BEVIER -Professor of Law, University of Virginia
MARK TUSHNET -Professor of Law, Georgetown University

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19

7-10 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 7-10 p.m.

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GOVERNMENTAL REGULATION OF THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS: THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW and GOVERNMENT EFFORTS
Restrictions on Domestic Political Groups, Foreign Visitors and the Media TO SHAPE PUBLIC OPINION
BRUCE FEIN -General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission * NAT HENTOFF -columnist for the Village Voice; ACLU National Board
MORTON HALPERIN -Director, Center for National Security Studies " VICTOR GOOD -former Director, National Conference of Black Lawyers
YALE KAMISAR -Professor of Law, University of Michigan * CINDY LEVY -National Security Aide to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
SUSAN GZESH -National Lawyers' Guild Immigration Attorney * CAPT. JIM BUSH (U.S.N. ret.)-Assoc. Director, Ctr. for Defense Info.
LEE BOLLINGER -Professor of Law, University of Michigan " ARTHUR KINOY -Founder, Center for Constitutional Rights
GEOFFREY STONE -Professor of Law, University of Chicago " RICHARD DELGADO -Professor of Law, U.C:L.A.
" FREE ADMISSION.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 and FRIDAY, APRIL 20
RACKHAM AUDITORIUM
915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor
SPONSORS: THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL LAWYERS' GUILD; THE UNIVERSITY OF
MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL; THE WASHTENAW COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION; The
University of Michigan-Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice-President for Student Services, Alumni Office, College of Literature, Science and
the Arts; Michigan Law Review; Michigan Journal of Law Reform; Michigan Student Assembly; Law School Student Senate; Black Law Students Union; Hispanic Law Student
Association; Jewish Law Student Union; International Law Society; Lesbian and Gay Law Students; Women Law Students Association; LS&A Student Government; Consider;
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies; Rackham Student Government; B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation; Progressive Student Network; Michigan Yearbook of International
Studies; Democratic Socialists of America; Guild House; Wesley Foundation; Michigan Abortion Rights Action League; D.B.A.

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