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The Dolours Price Tapes: The Least Secret Secret in the History of Secrets

Posted on October 1, 2012

Here is the latest commentary on the Belfast Project case by friend of Letters Blogatory Chris Bray. I think it’s worth remembering that because both sides have made submissions to the court under seal, there’s a lot we don’t know. We don’t know what, exactly, is contained in the Price interview tapes, and we don’t know the scope of the UK authorities’ investigation. But that’s not to say that Chris may not be right. As I wrote in another context, “a subpoena doesn’t have to be unconstitutional to be worthy of mockery.” Dolours Price is an open door, but two different governments are still hammering at the unobstructed doorway with a battering ram. “Open up!” they scream. The door just stands there, open. They…

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Scarce Solutions

Posted on January 25, 2012

Ed. Note: I’m pleased to publish this guest post from esteemed blogger Chris Bray, an historian at UCLA, who has been covering the Belfast Project case on his own blog from a perspective favorable to Moloney & McIntyre. Chris is not a lawyer and does not really opine on the legal questions, and he clearly has strong political views on the case, but he does bring the perspective of an academic historian, and I think that that’s useful, even though ultimately the questions presented are for a court of law rather than historians to decide. Needless to say, Chris writes for himself, and his opinions are his own, not mine. “The game is rigged. But you cannot lose if you do not play.” —Marie…

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