Monday, February 20

AIPAC Prosecution Attempts to Criminalize Investigative Journalism

Wherever you stand on AIPAC, I think this post on Secrecy News raises some very troubling questions.

At what point should it be illegal to receive information? What sort of prior restraint on publication should the government be able to mandate? The exercise of this kind of power over publication makes me pretty uncomfortable.

The government should not have the power to force a prior restraint on any speech. If they can exercise that kind of power, it goes as far as revoking the rights afforded by the First Amendment.

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