Is Assange on His Way to the U.S.?

, New York Law Journal


James C. Goodale, former vice chairman and general counsel of The New York Times, writes: The DOJ has for many months been investigating Julian Assange, the editor of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, and has set up a grand jury in Virginia to indict him under the Espionage Act. The problem for the Justice Department is that the Espionage Act seemingly does not cover Assange's acts. It has never been used to criminalize publication of classified information.

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