WikiLeaks, Whistleblowers, and the War on the First Amendment presented at HOPE 9

by Ben Wizner, Catherine Crump,

Summary : The Director of ACLUs Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project will provide an overview of the Espionage Act and the other statutes that the government has employed to prosecute leakers and threaten publishers. Ben will discuss the ACLUs litigation on behalf of WikiLeaks supporters whose Twitter records have been subpoenaed and whose laptops have been seized by government agents, and will place the Obama administrations unprecedented campaign against leakers in legal and historical context.