Trevor Timm discusses the arrests of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. Manning is only being held in jail because she refuses to testify in Assange’s case, a move that Scott and Timm agree is unconstitutional and with any luck will be struck down in court so Manning can go free. Although they were mostly quiet at Assange’s arrest, some American newspapers are finally standing up for Assange and Manning on the grounds that what they do is not really all that different, and that everyone in this country should be protected by the 1st amendment.
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Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and lawyer whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today, The Atlantic, and many others. Follow him on Twitter @trevortimm.
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