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The Assange Indictment and the First Amendment

April 19, 2019 By Jackie McDermott

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest for hacking conspiracy charges last Wednesday has sparked renewed debate over where courts should draw the line between journalism protected by the First Amendment and actions that are considered cybercrime under federal law.

West Virginia’s Supreme Court drama unfolds

September 4, 2018 By Jackie McDermott

West Virginia’s Supreme Court impeachment proceedings could be seen as a move to check a corrupt court or an attack on a state judiciary system’s independence. But the drama’s outcome this fall could have national implications.

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