Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified Defense Information

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This report discusses the statutory prohibitions that may be implicated, including the Espionage Act; the extraterritorial application of such statutes; and the First Amendment implications related to such prosecutions against domestic or foreign media organizations and associated individuals. The report provides a summary of previous legislative efforts to criminalize the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

Creator(s): Elsea, Jennifer K.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 24, 2013
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Elsea, Jennifer K.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 24, 2013
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This report discusses the statutory prohibitions that may be implicated, including the Espionage Act; the extraterritorial application of such statutes; and the First Amendment implications related to such prosecutions against domestic or foreign media organizations and associated individuals. The report provides a summary of previous legislative efforts to criminalize the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

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34 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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