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James Risen Needs to Read the NYT

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Andrew Beaujon at Poynter reports that at last week’s Sources and Secrets conference, NYT reporter James Risen, who is fighting a subpoena for information in the Jeffrey Sterling trial, made these remarks: 1)     The Obama administration is “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.” 2)     The administration . . .
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The Latest Snowden Leak: NSA Isn’t Spying on Lawyers

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Unless the public is really tiring of matters Snowden, the New York Times’s latest is going to stir up the hornet’s nest. “Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm,” blares the headline of the story by reporter James Risen and freelancer Laura Poitras—from whom the Times (which insists it never pays for information) sometimes . . .
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Fourth Circuit: No Rehearing En Banc in U.S. v. Sterling

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Here’s the Fourth Circuit’s order denying two petitions for rehearing en banc—-one by New York Times reporter James Risen, the other by former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling.    This past summer, a panel held, in a 2-1 vote, that the journalist had no First Amendment privilege enabling him to refuse to testify in the leak prosecution against Sterling. . . .
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James Risen Petitions For Rehearing En Banc, Media File Amicus Brief in the Fourth Circuit

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Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Here’s the New York Times reporter’s petition for rehearing en banc in the case of United States v. Sterling.   It was filed yesterday. Readers will recall that last month a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit concluded, in a 2-1 decision, that Mr. Risen had no First Amendment privilege against testifying in criminal case.  The panel thus compelled him to be a government . . .
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Leak Investigations in the Digital Era

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Monday, June 11, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Paul makes a good point that digital technology and data analytics make it easier for the government to track journalists’ movements and ascertain the persons in government with whom they communicate.  Charlie Savage makes the same point in his story yesterday on the leak investigations: “[I]t is easier today than in earlier eras to build a circumstantial case that . . .
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Mea Culpa: Stewart Baker

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Stewart Baker, former general counsel of the NSA and policy chief at DHS, is the author of Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism. He writes in with the following as part of Lawfare’s 9/11 10th Anniversary Project: It turns out that I have a contemporary record of my views in the immediate . . .
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Move to Quash Risen Subpoeana

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:20 AM

The invaluable Steve Aftergood, over at Secrecy News, is reporting: Attorneys for New York Times reporter James Risen yesterday asked a court to quash a subpoena requiring him to testify in the case of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking classified information to Mr. Risen. “Because the information sought by the Government . . .
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Former CIA Officer Indicted for Disclosing National Defense Info to Reporter

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM

No, this has nothing to do with wikileaks as such.  But you may recall a case from a few years ago involving a CIA officer who attempted to sue the agency for discrimination, only to have the case thrown out on state secrets grounds.  Well, in a remarkable twist in the story, he was arrested . . .
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