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Josh Gerstein, “Watchdog Group Removes Anti-Missile Report From Site,” New York Sun, Aug. 15, 2006

"AIPAC Defendants Did Not Seek Classified Document, Court Rules," Secrecy News, Aug. 14, 2006

Richard B. Schmitt, “Lobbyists to Stand Trial in Spy Case,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 11, 2006

Jeannie Shawl, “Federal judge rules Espionage Act constitutional in lobbyists leak case,” JURIST, Aug. 10, 2006

Susan Burgess, “National security trumps First Amendment in espionage case,” Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Aug. 10, 2006

Susan Burgess, “The Big Chill: An Espionage Act case in a Virginia federal court exposes the murky standards governing national security discussions,” Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Spring 2006

Susan Burgess, “Judge Ellis' jurisprudence,” Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Spring 2006

Jeffrey Goldberg, “Real Insiders: A pro-Israel lobby and an F.B.I. sting,” The New Yorker, June 27, 2006

Peter Saharko, “Senators examine legal authority for prosecuting media,” Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, June 6, 2006

Walter Pincus, “First Amendment Issues Raised About Espionage Act,” Washington Post, March 31, 2006, A-06

James M. Yoch, Jr., “Former Pentagon official sentenced 12 years for classified info leak,” JURIST, Jan. 20, 2006

Elana Kornbilt, “Former DOD analyst, pro-Israel lobbyists plead not guilty to conspiracy charges,” JURIST, Aug. 16, 2005

Ron Kampeas and Matthew E. Berger, “A Big Chill In D.C.? — Indictment of ex-AIPAC staffers triggers anxiety among lobbyists,” Jewish Week, Aug. 12, 2005

Holly Manges Jones, “Former pro-Israel lobbyists indicted for disclosing classified US defense info,” JURIST, Aug. 4, 2005

Alexandria Samuel, “Indictment against former Pentagon analyst unsealed,” JURIST, June 13, 2005

Jeannie Shawl, “Pentagon analyst pleads guilty to leaking classified info,” JURIST, Oct. 5, 2005


AIPAC, Espionage Act & First Amendment

By Ron Collins Though ruling two lobbyists can be prosecuted for leaking national-security info, judge also says Congress should review 1917 law. 09.04.06

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