To: Sherman Logan
I should have added, that if it turns out that Assange was just sitting in his office, and these materials plopped on his desk (or his computer inbox), then he has virtually no criminal exposure here. New York Times Co. v. United States absolutely guarantees this.
How’s that tie in with post 46?
New York Times Co. v. United States absolutely guarantees this.
Absolutely, but I believe he would still win (if charged) if he was contacted by Manning in the first place (owing to the status of wikileaks as a whistleblowing site) and merely chose to publish them (legal precedent or not). He certainly committed a crime if he orchestrated the leak somehow, but its still not Espionage.
posted on 12/03/2010 4:22:15 PM PST
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