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Political Control Over Public Communications by Government Scientists

6 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2017  

Cass R. Sunstein

Harvard Law School; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Lisa Randall

Harvard University - Department of Physics

Date Written: July 4, 2017

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a great deal of controversy over political control of communications by government scientists. Legitimate interests can be found on both sides of the equation. This essay argues for adoption and implementation of a framework that accommodates those interests—a framework that allows advance notice to political officials, including the White House, without hindering the free flow of scientific information.

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Sunstein, Cass R. and Randall, Lisa, Political Control Over Public Communications by Government Scientists (July 4, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2997515

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Lisa Randall

Harvard University - Department of Physics ( email )

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