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Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks Attack on Progressive Values

January 7th, 2011

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This piece was originally posted on Huffington Post.

As Professor Geoffrey Stone made clear on this site and in the New York Times this week, Congress must be careful not to criminalize conduct that is constitutionally protected and vital to our democratic system, like rooting out and exposing government misconduct. For example, the two Times reporters who uncovered the Bush administration’s NSA wiretapping scheme were properly awarded the Pulitzer Prize; they should not now fear prosecution for their work to expose a classified — but illegal — rogue government operation.

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