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Disappointing DOD Inspector General Report On Pre-Publication Review

by Jack Goldsmith, Oona A. Hathawayvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Earlier this year, we wrote about the US Government’s broken pre-publication review process.


Important First Step By HPSCI On Pre-Publication Review Reform

by Jack Goldsmith, Oona A. Hathawayvia Lawfare
Thursday, May 26, 2016

We are happy to learn, via Secrecy News, that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) has weighed in constructively on the pre-publication review issue that we first wrote about.

Analysis and Commentary

The Scope Of The Prepublication Review Problem, And What To Do About It

by Jack Goldsmith, Oona A. Hathawayvia Lawfare
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The problems in the pre-publication review process that we identified in our WP op-ed and in a subsequent post are very hard to document precisely. There are a handful of high-profile public cases involving challenges to the government’s classification decisions, most of which the government wins.

Analysis and Commentary

The Government’s Prepublication Review Process Is Broken

by Jack Goldsmith, Oona A. Hathawayvia The Washington Post
Friday, December 25, 2015

We both learned the hard way that public service in jobs related to national security carries the risk that, for the rest of our lives, the government will insist that we allow it to review virtually everything we write related to our time in government before it can be published.