On This Date in Legal History

In 1971 Daniel Ellsberg, a Pentagon analyst, turned over to the New York Times, Washington Post, and other newspapers, a classified file widely known as the “Pentagon Papers”.  The file revealed  that the government was providing the American public with false information to justify its continued involvement in the Vietnam War.


Criminal charges were brought against Ellsberg for the leak, but on May 11, 1973, Judge Byrne granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss all charges against him. Read more about Daniel Ellsberg and his criminal trial at http://goo.gl/hSZ4Og.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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