The Washington Post reported last week that the United States government had decided not to prosecute Julian Assange for his role in the massive release of classified State Department cables because “government lawyers said they could not do so without also prosecuting U.S.
Latest in Secrecy: Press Behavior
This event took place last night at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy.
I haven't watched this yet. Will publish thoughts on it after I have done so---if I have any. In the meantime, here are Josh Gerstein's from Politico:
Over at the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf takes a peek at my ideology in response to my critique of the Washington Post's recent story on NSA collection of email contact lists overseas. I'm glad he did.
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.
Today the Committee to Protect Journalists published a very critical report on the Obama administration’s efforts to crack down on leakers and control the flow of secret information from government officials to the press. “The administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration, when I was one of the editors involved in The Washington Post’s investigation of Watergate,” wrote Leonard Downie Jr., the author of the report.
Over at Security States
The official launch event for the new site Just Security is taking place at this hour with an event entitled, "When Reporting is a Crime: National Security and the Press After Snowden and Sterling." The event is being webcast live.
That's the sum and substance of this Washington Post piece, which begins:
A former FBI bomb technician who later worked as a contractor for the Bureau has agreed to plead guilty to disclosing national defense information about a disrupted terrorist plot to the Associated Press, according to the Justice Department.
Donald John Sachtleben, 55, of Carmel, Ind., who previously had agreed to plead guilty to ch
For years, the Intelligence Community has fought hard against the disclosure of its budget. Even the top line total was, for many decades, classified. Now, thanks to Edward Snowden, the Washington Post has the 2013 budget proposal. [Warning to readers with clearances -- the article is not classified, but links therein appear to be.] As even the Post recognizes, this disclosure will have a