Tuesday, February 28, 2006

It is about (1917) time.

I have asked before how it is legal for a journalist to publish national secrets and illegal for the same journalist to pass the same secrets directly to a foreign operative. Stuart Taylor Jr tells us, with apparent alarm, that "Under the Justice Department's interpretation of a 1917 espionage law, both those who leak government secrets and those who publish them are felons."

I have no problem with, and in fact encourage, the aggressive prosecution of journalist who endanger national security in their pursuit of being judge, jury and executioner of an agenda.

Leak Prosecutions: The Gathering Storm comes courtesy of Real Clear Politics.


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