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By Gene Policinski, First Amendment Center
Will the government ever do it — charge a reporter under the Espionage Act with endangering national security for disclosing classified information?
No journalist ever has been prosecuted for receiving and writing about such leaked information. Two recent controversies raised questions of how far the Department of Justice officials might go in investigations of such “leaks.”
But President Obama clearly stepped back from taking the issue to any constitutional cliff.
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