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Reflections on Flynt v Weinberger

Personal Comment #1

Richard Mayberry's son served as a Marine Captain who deployed both Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007-2009.  In both theaters the press has been granted access to accompany our troops. The government believes a ban on press access is unconstitutional or at least inconsistent with the Bush and Obama administrations' position.

Looking back over the military action after 9-11, I  do not find the press fairly reports coverage of the victories of our troops or their valor and sacrifice. Fair coverage is a different issue than a press access.

Nor does the American public appreciate the price many warriors paid with serious injuries and death. President Obama hardly touched on the war toll in his 2011 state of the union. In reality the war on terrorism in 2011 directly affects less than 1% of the public,i.e. military and their families, and has been paid for with borrowed money. 

I challenge the reader to walk the Washington D.C. war memorials.  The theme is clear: our precious freedoms should never be taken for granted; instead honor them for they were earned by the sacrifice of our military.  ----Richard Mayberry 
Historical Note #1

Stephen Griffin, Esquire  was a lawyer with the Richard Mayberry Law Firm and worked assiduously on the Grenada Press Litigation. After leaving the firm, Mr. Griffin published with Frank Cross, A Right of Press Access to United States Military Operation in the Suffolk Law Review, see A Right of Press Access to United States Military Operations (co-author), 21 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 989 (1987).

Professor Griffin's writings today include books such as Co-Editor, CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY: ARGUMENTS AND PERSPECTIVES, 3d edition (Lexis, 2007) (sole editor for third edition) and law review articles,