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The Espionage Act’s Ugly, Un-American History - WSJ Opinion

The U.S. must prosecute spies and protect national secrets, but the Espionage Act isn’t necessary to do so. More than a dozen more-specific federal statutes criminalize spying, hacking and misuse of government records. These statutes require criminal intent. Most of them expressly apply only to “employees and officers” of the U.S., so they couldn’t be used to target journalists or former presidents.

Pretty good take. Really highlights the bifurcation of justice over the past three decades.

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