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3 Democrats argue that Julian Assange's Charges are a Serious Threat to 1st Amendment and to Journalism

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Knight First Amendment Institute staff attorney Carrie DeCell: “The government argues that Assange violated the Espionage Act by soliciting, obtaining, and then publishing classified information.That’s exactly what good national security and investigative journalists do every day.” 

The Atlantic‘s Adam Serwer: Anyone rejoicing over Assange’s indictments is missing the forest for the trees. “Some of you are so eager to punish Assange for helping Trump that you’re willing to hand Trump a tool for prosecuting the reporters exposing his corruption.That’s plainly idiotic. Please stop and think. If publishing classified information is prosecutable, than any outlet that does so can be prosecuted.” 

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