The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Politics & Current Events / Political Asylum


Subject:  Re: Leak Prosecutions: The Gathering Storm Date:  2/28/2006  2:57 PM
Author:  ETurkey Number:  903905 of 2381073

The government can certainly criminalize the disclosure of classified information, even when that information is evidence of Executive wrongdoing.

Criminalize the exposure of unconstitutional conduct? Got a case on point?

An individual doesn't just get to decide on his own a complicated issue of statutory and constitutional law, and therefore release classified information to the press.

Well, certainly, if the whistleblower guesses wrong and the conduct was legal, he is screwed. But the question is, what if he is right?


Copyright 1996-2022 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us