The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ...[read more]
The Constitutional Court of Russia on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring non-government organizations (NGOs) to register as "foreign agents" if they accept foreign funding. The law, passed in 2012, requires that all NGOs that accept foreign funding and engage in "political ...[read more]
Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi appeared in court in Cairo on Sunday in his trial for espionage and conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Morsi continues to reject the allegations against him, and the trial has faced a number of setbacks, following his court appearance in early November. ...[read more]
Egyptian state media reported Wednesday that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will be tried on charges of espionage and terrorism along with 35 other defendants, many of whom are also former high-level officials and members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat ...[read more]
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]
Colonel Denise Lind on Tuesday granted in part a defense motion to merge Pfc. Manning's convictions for sentencing purposes, reducing the possible maximum sentence from 136 to 90 years. Manning was convicted of 20 counts of espionage, theft, and fraud last week for releasing military documents to ...[read more]
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]
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]
7/16/2013: Nineteen organizations file suit against the NSA for violation of their First Amendment right of association.
6/23/2013: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow after Hong Kong denies a US request for extradition.
6/21/2013: Edward Snowden is charged with espionage in the US
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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]