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Assange's Espionage Act Charge Sets Up A Fight Over The First Amendment

30 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Press freedom advocates warn the government's latest charges could have dangerous implications for journalism.
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The Feds May Come to Regret Charging Assange with Espionage

The Feds May Come to Regret Charging Assange with Espionage

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, announced Thursday , has the potential to trigger a First Amendment brawl the Department of Justice may soon come to regret starting. The Espionage Act, first passed in 1917, has proved essential in prosecuting spies and employees with classified clearances who violated their oath by leaking to the press, but federal prosecutors have long avoided using it to punish journalists for possessing or publishing those same leaks. They weren't being generous, nor was their inaction a product of their love of the news...
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On 'Immoral' Or 'Scandalous' Trademarks

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On 'Immoral' Or 'Scandalous' Trademarks

The justices ruled in favor of a designer whose clothing brand name FUCT was turned down. Read more ...

Buttigieg's 'Achilles' Heel' Shows at Angry Town Hall

Buttigieg's 'Achilles' Heel' Shows at Angry Town Hall

It's Debate Week for the Democratic candidates, but South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a major hometown issue brewing that threatens to overshadow his national... Read more ...

Joe Biden: Congress Should Immediately Grant Citizenship To 'Dreamers'

Joe Biden: Congress Should Immediately Grant Citizenship To 'Dreamers'

The former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has unveiled his immigration policy outline. Read more ...

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Trump's steel tariffs

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Trump's steel tariffs

The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel for national security reasons... Read more ...

Democrat Sara Gideon Is Officially Running For Susan Collins' Senate Seat

Democrat Sara Gideon Is Officially Running For Susan Collins' Senate Seat

Maine's House speaker signaled a potential bid in October after Collins, the state's GOP senator, voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. Read more ...

Pete Buttigieg's Emotional Town Hall Exposes Tensions Between South Bend...

Pete Buttigieg's Emotional Town Hall Exposes Tensions Between South Bend Police, Community

The 2020 presidential hopeful faced questions about an officer-involved shooting in his Indiana city. Read more ...

Former Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak announces presidential bid

Former Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak announces presidential bid

Joe Sestak, a retired three-star Navy admiral and former two-term congressman from Pennsylvania, on Sunday became the latest Democratic contender to announce a bid for the... Read more ...

'Snow job': Palestinians reject economic portion of White House peace plan

'Snow job': Palestinians reject economic portion of White House peace plan

Palestinian officials on Sunday dismissed a $50 billion economic stimulus package unveiled by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner as a “snow job,” claiming the 40-page... Read more ...

Bolton Warns Iran To Not Mistake U.S. ‘Prudence' For Weakness

Bolton Warns Iran To Not Mistake U.S. ‘Prudence' For Weakness

The White House national security adviser said the U.S. could still take military action against Iran even though Trump called off a strike. Read more ...

Trump says he 'may' bring up election interference with Putin next week

Trump says he 'may' bring up election interference with Putin next week

President Donald Trump said he “may bring up election interference with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit in Japan next week. “I may,” Trump said during... Read more ...