10/07/2005

Daily Kos: Fitz looking at the Federal Espionage and Censorship Law

Recently lawyers said that they believed the prosecutor may be applying new legal theories to bring charges in the case. One new approach appears to involve the possible use of Chapter 37 of the federal espionage and censorship law

Fitz looking at the Federal Espionage and Censorship Law / NYT Updated /LATimes
by pollyusa
Thu Oct 6th, 2005 at 21:47:38 CDT

New story up at the NYT

Recently lawyers said that they believed the prosecutor may be applying new legal theories to bring charges in the case.

One new approach appears to involve the possible use of Chapter 37 of the federal espionage and censorship law, which makes it a crime for anyone who "willfully communicates, delivers, transfers or causes to be communicated" to someone "not entitled to receive it" classified information relating the national defense matters.

Under this broad statute, a government official or a private citizen who passed classified information to anyone else in or outside the government could potentially be charged with a felony, if they transferred the information to someone without a security clearance to receive it.

Daily Kos: Fitz looking at the Federal Espionage and Censorship Law / NYT Updated /LATimes

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