random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.

tagged: information, media, democracy, government secrecy, self-censorship
  —Katharine Graham (publisher, much mourned on her death in 2001), Katharine Graham, owner of the Washington Post, at a 1988 speech at the CIA's Langley, VA headquarters. Quoted in "SNOW JOB: The Establishment's Papers Do Damage Control for the CIA" by Jan./Feb. 1997 issue of EXTRA!, the magazine of FAIR..

UCLA v. AIME – more good news

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The court finally issued its order dismissing the case in the AIME v. UCLA case. (The second amended complaint, in case you’re counting.) In short, it was another big victory for libraries. The court affirmed all its earlier reasoning, and deepened its reasoning in a few key areas. Here’s a quick summary — more discussion […]


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