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US Attorney General threatens prosecution for leaking sensitive government information
At a Department of Justice (DOJ) briefing on Friday Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned the "staggering number of leaks" of "sensitive government information" and threatened to investigate and prosecute anyone who carries out such leaks in th (More)
US Navy officer charged with espionage
A Taiwan-born US Navy officer has been charged with espionage, attempted espionage and prostitution, media outlets reported Sunday. Investigators believe Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin has been passing secrets to the Chinese government. Lin was an in (More)
Former military contractor sentenced for stealing classified files
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday sentenced Christopher R. Glenn 120 months in jail and three years of supervised release for willful retention of classified national defense information under the Esp (More)
Yemen drone strike victims' familes file suit against US
The families of two Yemeni men who were killed by US drone strikes filed a lawsuit Sunday against the US claiming that the men, Salem bin Ali Jaber and Waleed bin Ali Jaber, were "innocent bystanders" who were wrongfully killed. The lawsuit, which (More)
Former CIA officer sentenced to 42 months in prison for Iran leaks
Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison after being convicted of telling New York Times journalist James Risen about classified plans to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In 2006 (More)
Federal judge dismisses Yemen drone strike lawsuit
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit on Friday brought against officials of the Obama administration for the 2011 drone strikes that killed three US citizens in Yemen. The lawsuit was specifically bro (More)
US government responds to targeted killings lawsuit
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the US government's targeted killing of three US citizens in drone strikes. Senior al Qaeda leader and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki [BBC obituary; JURIST (More)
The CIA and the Unfinished National Archives Inquiry
JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Cox of the City University of New York School of Law says that the CIA should respond to the National Archives inquiry into the CIA's destruction of detainee interrogation tapes in order to prevent any further destructi (More)
Rights groups sue over deaths from CIA drone strikes
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] Wednesday challenging the US government's targeted killing of three US citizens in drone strikes. Senior al Qae (More)
Avoiding Impunity: The Need to Broaden Torture Prosecutions
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that all instances of torture must be investigated as violations of US and international law and a failure to do so will allow impunity for those who authorized these act (More)