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Espionage Act of 1917

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  • Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor

    Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor
    Thanks again for giving proper coverage to the Trial of the Century ("Manning trial begins at Fort Meade," June 4). As a Pfc. Bradley Manning supporter, I am biased, but the court martial has attracted interest around the world. On Monday as the court...
  • NSA more lawless than Manning

    Pfc. Bradley Manning recently was convicted of violating the Espionage Act for releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Judge Denise Lind declared that Private Manning's conduct was "wanton and reckless." He is likely to be sentenced to...
  • Time to dial up some healthy skepticism

    Time to dial up some healthy skepticism
    The U.S. government is trying "to create a database of every [phone] call ever made." That's how one informed person described the National Security Agency's effort to USA Today. That newspaper also confirmed that not only is the government collecting...
  • Ex-CIA worker from Maryland revealed as source of NSA leaks

    Ex-CIA worker from Maryland revealed as source of NSA leaks
    A British newspaper has identified a 29-year-old former Marylander as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs and revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of...
  • Similarities seen in leaks by Snowden, Manning

    Similarities seen in leaks by Snowden, Manning
    A young man comes to Maryland, takes some community college classes, uses his computer skills to get a job in which he gains a security clearance. Still in his 20s, he finds information about government activity that troubles him. He decides to share it...
  • Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning

    Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning
    Chanting "Free Bradley Manning" and wielding signs that read "my hero" and "Americans have the right to know," hundreds of demonstrators descended on Fort Meade on Saturday to support the soldier now facing a court-martial in the largest security breach...
  • Fort Meade preparing for hundreds at Bradley Manning demonstration

    Fort Meade preparing for hundreds at Bradley Manning demonstration
    Fort Meade officials plan to close the main gate of the Army base in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, but police said they didn't not have plans to limit traffic on surrounding roads during a mass demonstration for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Officials...
  • First Amendment clause-trophobia

    First Amendment clause-trophobia
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a...
  • Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial

    Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him. By...
  • Psychiatrists recommended easing of Manning custody, official testifies

    Psychiatrists recommended easing of Manning custody, official testifies
    The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was held in highly restrictive "prevention-of-injury" custody even though psychiatrists recommended the conditions...
  • Obama extends whistleblower protections to intelligence community

    President Obama has done what Congress has not: Extend whistleblower protections to national security and intelligence employees. A new presidential policy directive says employees "who are eligible for access to classified information can effectively...
  • Manning's lawyer asks military to stop WikiLeaks hearing

    Manning's lawyer asks military to stop WikiLeaks hearing
    Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to be published by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, made his first appearance in a military courtroom Friday on charges that could land him in prison for...