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Governments around the world are calling Julian Assange of Wiki least at WikiLeaks a terrorist.
The government of Sweden is dredging up old book thrown out sexual assault charges against them as well.
The absurd charges.
They had consensual sex with a broken condom not a felony and not an -- data add extra data -- -- not even a crime and most of the world.
But what you have a right to know is that the actions of mr.
In releasing the secret documents are absolutely protected by the First Amendment you'll remember this case in 1971 the New York Times obtained a stolen copy.
Of classified Defense Department documents and study.
And US political involvement in Vietnam.
The study was dubbed the Pentagon papers when the times published the report the federal government wanted to censor the newspaper.
And prevent it from printing more of a classified documents the government and President Nixon argued that the Espionage Act of 1917.
-- in the First Amendment.
And gave the government the right and the power to -- the newspaper.
Fortunately the Supreme Court disagree.
And ruled six to three that the First Amendment trumps the Espionage Act about a free press was absolutely necessary and was the check on the government.
And so the court ruled that whenever members of the media come -- on government documents -- public interest no matter how secret no matter how they got them.
There can be no liability civil or criminal for publishing.
The attacks on -- is another example of government trying to quash.
The voice of dissenters.
-- size did not steal these cables he nearly published them.
It's the government with government's responsibility to keep -- -- -- secrets not that have a free.
Unbiased press if we allow the governments of the world to label massage a terrorist and allow them to shut down WikiLeaks it will be one.
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