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In 1998, I founded the American Center for Law and Justice, probably the premier public interest law firm in America defending the rights of believers.
It's a rarity when someone takes a political risk in Washington today in the public interest.
Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us.
I'm an entertainer. I don't go round saying I'm a paragon of virtue, so that is clearly not in the public interest.
One of the most powerful defences the media can offer for controversial actions is, of course, public interest.
But the reporter has the responsibility to determine, number one, whether that is true, and number two, to make a judgment as to whether it's in the public interest and whether or not it should be part of the debate.
I carefully evaluated every single document I disclosed to ensure that each was legitimately in the public interest. There are all sorts of documents that would have made a big impact that I didn't turn over, because harming people isn't my goal. Transparency is.
Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
An individual, in promoting his own interest, may injure the public interest; a nation, in promoting the general welfare, may check the interest of a part of its members.
In the long run, the public interest depends on private virtue.
James Q. Wilson
It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns.
They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies.
James L. Buckley
The papers, you know, they're always gonna just make stuff up. They think it's in the public interest.
As the contest proceeded, public interest increased and the entire country watched to see which company would win the big government subsidies through the mountains.
There is already huge public interest in stage musicals.
Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time; the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were interested in and that was not my specialty.
However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises.
Warren E. Burger
Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.
I think prime ministers, I actually think Cabinet ministers should be subject to intense scrutiny, I think that's in the public interest, even if some of the allegations made aren't right and so on, and they have to correct the record, it doesn't matter.
Cultural standards evolve. The meaning of the public interest also, of course, evolves.
It is in the public interest to know what our governors are up to. If they are up to doing good, then they are only too happy to let us know. When they are up to no good, they want that kept secret.
The public owns the airwaves; Congress gave them to broadcasters for free, with the understanding that they would serve the public interest while trying to maximize profit. An aspect of serving the public is to use the immense power of electronic media to reflect evolving standards of respect for other people.
There are many organizations and individuals advocating for the public interest online - what's good for ordinary people - but other interests are more numerous and powerful than they are. I want that to change. And that's what I want to do next.
Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching.
To say that only those businesses affected with a public interest may be regulated is but another way of stating that all those businesses which may be regulated are affected with a public interest.
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