Friday, February 17, 2017

Official Leaks, the Reporter's Privilege, and the Law

We were quite fortunate Tuesday to attend "In re Judith Miller: National Security Privilege," an extremely timely and important reargument and panel discussion, sponsored by the Historical Society of the DC Circuit, in which the historical nature of the topic permitted judges, lawyers (including former DOJ officials), and a law professor (Columbia Law's David Pozen) to address the difficult issues raised by leaking by public officials.  A brief report of the proceedings is on the Society’s website.  A recording will soon be streaming there and on the website of the Federal Judicial Center.

Update: Could reporters be hunted down if Trump goes after leakers?