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Prosecutors Threw the Book at Julian Assange. Here's How That Could Backfire

time.com/5607364/julian-assang

The Justice Department argues Assange is not a journalist. Journalism advocates say that makes the case even more dangerous, because the Espionage Act doesn’t differentiate between reporters and everyone else. That in turn means a successful prosecution of Assange will set the precedent for prosecuting journalists as spies down the road.

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