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  •  Though you could say the same thing about (1+ / 0-)
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    the Pentagon Papers as well.  Shouldn't the NYT have been prosecuted for publishing those as well?  Either you support cracking down on leaks including prosecuting the press or you don't.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:23:35 AM PDT

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    •  That's a straw man question (0+ / 0-)

      What you propose is putting the fulcrum all the way over on the security side, which is something no one here is arguing for.  And something that I explicitly argued against one paragraph ago.  

      As for the Pentagon Papers, the choice to prosecute Neil Sheehan (the journalist) would, like this case, depend on the content and the danger it posed.  In neither case did that danger rise to the level of charging the journalist.   But, as the SCOTUS has routinely pointed out, there are situations where it would (see Near v Minnesota for instance)  

      Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

      by nominalize on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:36:38 AM PDT

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      •  The danger level doesn't matter. Either Neil (2+ / 0-)
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        should have been prosecuted for publishing classified information or he shouldn't, the same with Rosen.  You don't get to have it both ways.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:40:49 AM PDT

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        •  Not true. (2+ / 0-)
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          Sometimes the evidence obtained by the search warrant results in no charges being brought.  It would seem that in this case, the evidence wasn't as clear-cut as the DOJ needed to bring charges against Rosen.  A search warrant is a device to collect evidence, not an indictment.

          I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use -- Galileo Galilei

          by ccyd on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:47:15 AM PDT

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