US Freedom of Expression and Media Law Round Up 2 August 2010

2 08 2010

The disclosure on the Wikileaks website and in the Guardian and the New York Times of 90,00 Afghan war logs gives rise to a number of First Amendment issues.  Would free speech case law provide protection for the leaker(s) of the documents and those that publish them? There are obvious parallels with the famous “Pentagon Papers” case,  New York Times v. U.S., in which the US Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment barred the Nixon administration from preventing the publication of classified information relating to the Vietnam War by the New York Times and Washington Post.   Read the rest of this entry »