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Leaks of Gov’t Info: Who Gets Prosecuted and Why

Crime or Privilege? Leaking Classified Information, by Joan Indiana Rigdon, Washington Lawyer, May 2006.

  • “Public discussion of state secrets has come under attack many times in the past, especially during times of war. But now, as the government tries to wage an increasingly unpopular war against terrorists abroad and suspected terrorists at home, and as the president’s approval ratings have dropped, more people inside the government have stepped forward to leak controversial information about the war.”
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