People of Northwest Public Radio
Sat May 25, 2013
Is the Espionage Act Outdated?
Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 2:39 pm
Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution about the Espionage Act. This Word War I-era legislation has been used more frequently in recent times to prosecute government employees who leak information to the press, but the limits set by the act are poorly defined for our modern age.