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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to British authorities last week. He is set to appear in court Tuesday.
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Julian Assange , the founder of WikiLeaks , is expected to appear in a UK court today after his lawyers said he would meet police to discuss a European arrest warrant from Sweden relating to alleged sexual assaults. As the legal net continued to close around the whistleblowers' website and the US attorney general, Eric Holder, said he had authorised "a number of things to be done" to combat the organisation , Assange appeared to be reconciling himself to a lengthy personal court battle to avoid extradition to Sweden.
"Assange is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today."
How do I know that Interpol, Britain and Sweden's treatment of Julian Assange is a form of theater?
By BNO News LONDON (BNO NEWS) — Scotland Yard on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
By Matt Goldstein
WikiLeaks, The Espionage Act, and the First Amendment: The Law, Politics, and Policy of Prosecuting Julian Assange - 2011 Founders’ Celebration Events - Special Events & Continuing Legal Education – American University Washington College of LawThe ongoing controversy surrounding WikiLeaks, its enigmatic founder Julian Assange, and its publication of hundreds of thousands of secret government documents raises a complex and interlocking set of legal and political questions about the line between government secrecy and free speech. Can the government use the sweeping—but vague—Espionage Act of 1917 to prosecute non-citizens for conduct that takes place outside the United States? Does the Espionage Act even apply to individuals who simply retransmit information that is already in the public domain?
Stephen Wermiel is a Fellow in Law and Government and associate director of the Summer Institute on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law.
Victoria Toensing (born c. 1940) is a lawyer, and partner with her husband, Joseph DiGenova, in the Washington law firm DiGenova and Toensing. Her practice specializes in white-collar criminal defense, regulatory inquiries, and legislative advocacy.
"On or about December 1910, human character changed." — Virginia Woolf, 1924 She was exaggerating — but only a little.
Assange on jail