Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
March 2, 2018 - In an article in Law and Liberty deciphering what really happened during the Pentagon Papers saga compared with how it was portrayed in the movie The Post, writer Max Holland references Professor David Rudenstine's book The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case. The article highlights the nuances of what actually happened during this historically significant time versus the clear cut version that Hollywood portrays.
"...as Professor David Rudenstine made clear in The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case (1996), a majority of the justices would have supported the Nixon administration’s request to enjoin the newspapers if only the government had made a good case."