Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NARA to Release Greenglass Transcript at Noon

David Greenglass (credit: NSA/public domain)
Back in May we noted that Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York granted the motion of the National Security Archive and others (including the American Society for Legal History) ordered the unsealing of the grand jury testimony of Max Elichter and David Greenglass before the grand jury in the espionage prosecutions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.  Today at noon, the National Archives will release those transcripts.  I expect Greenglass's biographer Sam Roberts, a party in the suit to unseal the testimony and  will have a story on the website of the New York Times later today.  The National Security Archive, which was represented by my Georgetown Law colleague David Vladeck, will hold a press conference at 2 pm at George Washington University's Gelman Library.  Among the participants will be Wisconsin Law's Brad Snyder, whose article on the U.S. Supreme Court's handling of the appeals of the Rosenbergs' convictions is here.

Update: Mr Roberts's article is here.