January 27, 2015
by Addison Morris
A jury in the US District Court Eastern District of Virginia on Monday convicted former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Jeffrey Sterling of violating the Espionage Act. Sterling was found guilty on all nine of his charges, including acting as a CIA mole and supplying a journalist with ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
US Military Judge Denise Lind on Wednesday sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for his disclosure of classified information to the anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks. Manning was found guilty last month of violating the Espionage Act but was acquitted of the more serious ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Military Judge Denise Lind on Tuesday found Army Pfc. Bradley Manning guilty of violations of the Espionage Act for his disclosure of classified information to anti-secrecy organization, Wikileaks. The judge, however, acquitted Manning of the more serious charge of "aiding the enemy." In 2010 ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Wells of the University of Missouri- Columbia School of Law says that the broad provisions of the Espionage Act raise significant First Amendment concerns, mainly that government officials can control all debates by allowing favorable leaks while punishing ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Brice Biggins, George Mason University School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the rarity of treason charges in the US and argues that Edward Snowden should be charged with violating the Espionage Act of 1917... After leaking the existence of the National Security Agency's ( ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Pfc. Bradley Manning pleaded guilty on Thursday to 10 of the 22 charges against him for providing classified materials to WikiLeaks in what the government says is the largest leak of classified documents in US history. Manning, who is charged with violating the Espionage Act, pleaded not guilty to ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 18, 2011, a Chinese court of appeals upheld the conviction of US geologist Xue Feng on charges of industrial espionage. Feng's conviction emphasized US concerns over Chinese humanitarian efforts and the independence of China's judiciary. Feng had been originally convicted on July 5, ...[read more]
April 25, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Army Col. Denise Lind refused Wednesday to dismiss Espionage Act charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning for allegedly transferring vast amounts of classified information to Wikileaks. The ruling will allow the discovery hearing to continue with the official trial scheduled to begin in September. ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Pfc. Bradley Manning was formally charged with 22 counts, including aiding the enemy, under the Espionage Act on Thursday. Manning declined to enter a plea at the hearing. The maximum penalty Manning faces is life in prison. The government alleges that Manning transferred more than 700,000 ...[read more]
March 29, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On March 29, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of passing U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. The couple was sentenced to death on April 3 under the Espionage Act of 1917, 18 U.S.C 794. They were then executed two years later on June 19, 1953 in New York State's Sing Sing ...[read more]

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