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Monday, March 21, 2011

6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.


While speculation about the possible prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, for his publishing classified information, appears on the front pages of newspapers on a regular basis, this will be the first conversation among leading legal scholars and practitioners about the law’s reach and potential impact. Amy Goodman, co-founder and host of Democracy Now!, will moderate the panel.

We’ll look at questions like: n Is Julian Assange a journalist?

How far does the First Amendment go in protecting the press when publishing classified information?

Can the Espionage Act apply to a publisher not based in the United States?

How often do newspapers publish classified information?

Will leaks of this magnitude continue, and how can the government protect itself?

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WikiLeaks and the Law