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28. Judge: Those who receive classified info are liable


"The judge in the leak case against two former staffers of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said classified information laws bind civilians, including journalists.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III made the comment after sentencing Lawrence Franklin, a former Pentagon analyst, to over 12 years in prison for communicating classified information. Franklin is expected to testify in the case against former AIPAC staffers Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman when it goes to trial April 25. The two men allegedly relayed classified information to an Israeli diplomat, a journalist and to fellow AIPAC staffers.

Ellis comment was the clearest sign yet that the Rosen-Weissman case could have broad First Amendment implications. Rosen and Weissman are believed to be the first individuals ever charged under a World War I-era statute that makes it a crime for civilians to relay classified information.

Its an alarming statement, Steven Aftergood, who runs a government secrecy project at the Federation of American Scientists, said of Ellis comment. It appears to prejudge one of the main issues in dispute in the next stage of this case.
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  -Ex-Pentagon analyst jailed for sharing US secrets Judi Lynn  Jan-20-06 11:40 AM   #0 
  - Good. We need to send a message to all who would compromise....  Poll_Blind   Jan-20-06 11:42 AM   #1 
  - Let the wrist slapping begin....  NoAmericanTaliban   Jan-20-06 12:03 PM   #9 
  - Judge: Those who receive classified info are liable  Scurrilous   Jan-21-06 06:34 AM   #28 
  - Especially Robert Hansen and Aldrich Ames  Coastie for Truth   Jan-20-06 03:17 PM   #19 
  - Jailed for protecting his homeland  oneighty   Jan-20-06 11:44 AM   #2 
  - We will not call this an act of terrorism  gratuitous   Jan-20-06 11:47 AM   #3 
  - All three should be hung  tatertop   Jan-20-06 11:53 AM   #4 
     - What is it with certain people on DU today?  951-Riverside   Jan-20-06 12:25 PM   #11 
     - I'm guilty of a tough stand on treason. I'm funny like that. You...  Poll_Blind   Jan-20-06 12:44 PM   #12 
        - Puhleeeze  Coastie for Truth   Jan-20-06 03:20 PM   #21 
        - The trouble with ALL capital punishment (no reprieve possible) is that  Peace Patriot   Jan-20-06 04:08 PM   #25 
     - By all three are you including  Coastie for Truth   Jan-20-06 03:18 PM   #20 
  - Here's a little refresh-your=BFEE-memory snippet...  displacedtexan   Jan-20-06 11:53 AM   #5 
  - He's been busy. Thanks for the helpful information. n/t  Judi Lynn   Jan-20-06 11:57 AM   #7 
  - There is much, much more to this story than meets the eye. Idiots  Peace Patriot   Jan-20-06 04:22 PM   #26 
  - One more down  DoYouEverWonder   Jan-20-06 11:55 AM   #6 
  - from those that brought you war in Iraq - and on to war in Iran  UpInArms   Jan-20-06 12:00 PM   #8 
  - The irony of this is that BushCo continues to play the "bomb Iran" game  leveymg   Jan-20-06 02:55 PM   #17 
  - Twelve and a half years........Hmmmmm Will he get a pardon?  0007   Jan-20-06 12:15 PM   #10 
  - Of course he will. AIPAC will make a call  tatertop   Jan-20-06 12:53 PM   #13 
  - Will Israel work for his release, like that scumbag Pollard?  Poll_Blind   Jan-20-06 12:57 PM   #14 
  - where's the bombshell  lostexpectation   Jan-20-06 01:36 PM   #15 
  - GOOD...Americans will never trust the Bush Administration again.  Tight_rope   Jan-20-06 01:46 PM   #16 
  - Notice how this has gotten next-to-zero coverage in the MSM? K&R  leveymg   Jan-20-06 02:58 PM   #18 
     - It's not "sexy" enough to get coverage in the so-called MSM.  Straight Shooter   Jan-20-06 03:25 PM   #22 
     - If only it were a lack of missing blondes with spotted dresses.  leveymg   Jan-20-06 03:52 PM   #24 
     - not to mention "share US secrets" what a nice euphemism.  glitch   Jan-20-06 03:48 PM   #23 
  - Sorry didn't mean to dupe you  hang a left   Jan-20-06 06:16 PM   #27 
  - seemslikeadream seemslikeadream seemslikeadream  sattahipdeep   Jan-21-06 09:05 AM   #29 
  - That bin Laden tape kept this off the radar, eh? /nt  Boo Boo   Jan-21-06 09:43 AM   #30 

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