Although typically used to pursue cases of espionage by foreign governments, the Espionage Act of 1917 has been applied repeatedly to attack journalists and their sources.
It doesn’t matter what we think of Assange. This isn’t about Assange. This is about the future of every journalist who still values the search for the truth.
To not support [Assange] is to be complicit with those who seek to undermine democracy.
What happened next with Assange is complicated, but it showed a guiding principle: the anti-American militant preys on the secrets of democratic countries and rarely those of totalitarian countries.
If Assange is extradited to Sweden, the British will be rid of him and the Swedish judge will be stuck with the question of whether Assange should then be handed over to the U.S.