Assange: An Enemy of the State?

THE US military has designated Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as enemies of the United States – the same legal category as the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban insurgency.

Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks or WikiLeaks supporters may be at risk of being charged with “communicating with the enemy”, a military crime that carries a maximum sentence of death.
Read more here here. And here

Julian Assange (1)

Julian Assange (1) (Photo credit: bbwbryant)


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One of my doc students, a recovering lawyer named Jon Peters, recently published a most interesting piece in the Harvard Law & Policy Review on Wikileaks, the First Amendment and the Press.

Now Forbes has picked it up as well…and Wikileaks itself tweeted it….and the rest, as they say, is history. Jon, you’re a media law rock star!


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