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The Espionage Act: One Hundred Years of Murky Law


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The Espionage Act: One Hundred Years of Murky Law

Grayson Clary

June 15, 2017 was the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Espionage Act. Earlier this year, as if to commemorate the centennial, President Trump suggested to then-FBI Director James Comey that he extend the Act into new territory—that he use it to prosecute journalists.


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With that test looming and with the 100th birthday of the law upon us, it’s clear that the Espionage Act needs to be reformed.

Reformed? Eliminated.