Skip to comments.Reality Winner update: Judge sides with feds on evidence clampdown (Georgia)
Posted on 08/04/2017 3:49:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The federal judge presiding over the case of accused National Security Agency leaker Reality Winner has come down on prosecutors side in a dispute over rules of evidence, which defense attorneys have said could jeopardize her right to a fair trial.
In a ruling Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps said defense attorneys cannot talk about classified information in open court, even if it has already been published in the news media. Epps granted prosecutors motion for a protective order designed to keep an alleged leaker from leaking further, and to force those defending her to tread lightly, lest they leak by accident.
Epps order says prosecutors only want defense attorneys to comply with the Classified Information Procedures Act, which means being hypervigilant. From his order:
Defendant fears there is great peril lurking
Defendant fears her counsel may, for example, forget information within the governments discovery is classified and inadvertently cite a published article discussing the same information. Defense counsels generalized fears of accidentally mishandling classified information is no reason for the Court to relax otherwise strict and well-settled procedures in cases involving classified information.....
(Excerpt) Read more at investigations.blog.ajc.com ...
She was arrested in June this year. I thought the AG isn’t doing anything?
Why would General Sessions not prosecute espionage?
Sounds like a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
I’m sure he would. My post was just a catty response to all the Sessions hatred on this forum.
Take her to the wall and put a blindfold on her....
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