The Espionage Act of 1917 is back in vogue however not all charges of espionage are the same, nor are all claims of whistleblowing.
On Wednesdays, Center staff will recap the news with links to the actual Constitution.
NCC visiting scholar Geoffrey Stone testified before Congress about the controversial website.
Here, in roughly chronological order, are the 10 most significant stories of the year, as selected by the staff of the National Constitution Center.
Ever since Wikileaks burst onto the scene a few months ago, comparisons have been made linking the story of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, with Daniel Ellsberg, the defense analyst who in 1971 exposed the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War, revealing gross misrepresentations on the part of the government. Ellsberg’s leak, which led… [Continue Reading]