U.S. to Prosecute WikiLeaks’ Assange, Raising Constitutional Concerns

The Department of Justice is considering charges against Julian Assange, founder and editor of Wikileaks. The case would largely hinge on whether the DOJ successfully can argue that WikiLeaks’ actions are not journalism and, therefore, are exempt from First Amendment protections related to freedom of the press. According to The Washington Post’s sources, federal attorneys … Continued

Talk Like a Pirate: Iceland Repeals Anti-Blasphemy Law

EDITOR’S NOTE: Article has been updated to reflect latest communication from Birgitta Jonsdottir that the Pirate Party is the second smallest political party in the Icelandic parliament, not second largest, as erroneously reported in Geek. [Digest: New York Times, Geek, Daily Kos] An upstart political party in Iceland is making its mark with freedom of expression. On July 2, … Continued

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