posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 06:45 PM
"Meanwhile, lawyers for possible indictment targets are boning up on the Espionage Act, used to charge Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon
papers, say people close to the probe.
Fitzgerald would face fewer hurdles proving a case under the statute, which bars transmitting "information relating to the national defense" to
anyone not entitled to receive it, than under the more exacting Intelligence Identities Protection Act.
But national-security lawyer Kate Martin says, "Civil libertarians have always objected to [the Espionage Act] being used to prosecute leaks to the
Though Ellsberg's indictment was dismissed, the statute was used to convict naval analyst Samuel Morison, in 1985 for giving a satellite photo to a
defense magazine, and Pentagon official Lawrence Franklin last week for passing secrets to a pro-Israel group. "
wouldn't that be a good kick in the ole pants........Espionage??