Justice Department Sued for Refusing to Release Secret Legal Opinions

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 11:01 am

A nonprofit organization has sued the United States Justice Department in order to force the release of legal opinions that have been used to justify a number of questionable policies, but which the Department has refused to release. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an organization that describes itself as being committed to [...]

Robert Greenwald’s ‘War on Whistleblowers’ Shows Importance of Preserving Press Freedom

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 5:33 pm

In a small auditorium at the Newseum in Washington, DC, Brave New Films director Robert Greenwald held the premiere of his new documentary, “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State.” It features four stories of men who are clear examples of whistleblowers that most Americans would think deserve protection when exposing government [...]

Government Moves to Prevent Bradley Manning’s Defense from Discussing Over-Classification

By: Tuesday January 8, 2013 10:47 pm

The government argued two motions in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning intended to constrain the defense from being able to discuss motive and over-classification of information. Manning, who the military is prosecuting for allegedly releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, faces the following charge, which is an Espionage Act charge: In that Private First [...]

Senate Proposals Are Less About ‘Leaks,’ More About Shutting Down Whistleblowers

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:53 am

Anti-leaks proposals approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of an intelligence authorization bill on July 24 became public yesterday. Politicians claim the proposals are a response to “leaks” on cyber warfare against Iran, Obama’s “kill list” and a CIA underwear bomb plot sting operation in Yemen. They supposedly would prevent “unauthorized disclosures” of “classified [...]

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