HOPE 9 – WikiLeaks, Whistleblowing, and the War on the First Amendment

Published on 16 Jul 2012 by mmcetera

A panel held at HOPE Number 9 in New York City, 13 July 2012.

“The Director of ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project will provide an overview of the Espionage Act and the other statutes that the government has employed to prosecute leakers and threaten publishers. Ben will discuss the ACLU’s litigation on behalf of WikiLeaks supporters whose Twitter records have been subpoenaed and whose laptops have been seized by government agents, and will place the Obama administration’s unprecedented campaign against leakers in legal and historical context.”

Panelists are ACLU lawyers Ben Wizner, Catherine Crump, and John Reinstein.

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