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United States v. The Progressive

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United States


The Progressive, Inc.

Plaintiff's Claim

That The Progressive magazine should be prevented from publishing an article concerning how a hydrogen bomb works.

Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff

Thomas S. Martin, Frank M. Tuerkheimer

Chief Defense Lawyer

Earl Munson, Jr.


Robert W. Warren


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date of Decision

26 March 1979


The Progressive was kept from publishing the article.

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