Justice Department Sued for Refusing to Release Secret Legal Opinions

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 9:45 am

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an organization that describes itself as being committed to “high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice common good to special interests,” filed a complaint in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

 

Robert Greenwald’s ‘War on Whistleblowers’ Shows Importance of Preserving Press Freedom

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 3:26 pm

In a small auditorium at the Newseum in Washington, DC, Brave New Films director Robert Greenwald held the premiere of his new documentary, “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State.” It features four stories of men who are clear examples of whistleblowers that most Americans would think deserve protection when exposing government corruption, misconduct or wrongdoing, however, officials chose to protect the National Security State and retaliate each of these men for speaking out.

Government Moves to Prevent Bradley Manning’s Defense from Discussing Over-Classification

By: Wednesday January 9, 2013 6:51 am

The government argued two motions in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning intended to constrain the defense from being able to discuss motive and over-classification of information.

Senate Proposals Are Less About ‘Leaks,’ More About Shutting Down Whistleblowers

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:50 pm

Anti-leaks proposals approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of an intelligence authorization bill on July 24 became public yesterday. They supposeedly would prevent “unauthorized disclosures” of “classified information” from people who are not authorized to “leak.” But, the truth is this obscures the reality, which is that hysteria over leaks has created a politically manufactured crisis of which politicians like Sen. Dianne Feinstein are taking advantage to enact measures that in their totality would function like an Official Secrets Act.

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