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  •  Thank you, CroneWit (2+ / 0-)
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    Lady Libertine, CroneWit

    At this age, I can't tell if I am being cogent or just rambling.

    I am hoping people here will either shoot holes in the analysis or expand with theirs.

    It's a legal debate that I see lacking, as most are just discussing the messagers although, honestly, I haven't had as much time to tune in lately.  Gardening season!!

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 01:28:13 PM PDT

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    •  Have you looked at sedition? (1+ / 0-)
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      Might fit better, on a strictly legal basis.

      It ain't called paranoia - when they're really out to get you. 6 points.

      by Jaime Frontero on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 01:37:19 PM PDT

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    •  WoE - have you looked at Espionage Act (0+ / 0-)

      for references to Conscience?

      About 2-3 years ago, the Assange was being threatened with Espionage Act, I did a good bit of reading on the Act and on criticisms of it.  (Unfortunately, I lost all that research in a hard drive crash.)

      I seem to remember reading about 'conscience' in relation to 'intent', particularly in regard to disclosing/publishing restricted materials.  I don't recollect if that subject was in the body of the Act or in commentary.  Although in my mind's eye, I see thelines containing the 'conscience' bits as broken into a legal-looking numbered/lettered outline.

      If my dim recollections are accurate (as to the existence, not the content of) of, say, 'Exceptions for conscience' or something to that effect, I think it would be helpful for understanding both the defense & prosecution arguments available.

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