Is the Assange indictment a threat to the First Amendment?

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A British court sentenced Julian Assange on May 1 to almost a year in prison for jumping bail.

  • Ofer Raban
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That’s not the end of Assange’s legal travails: he still faces the possibility of an extradition to the U.S.

After a brief initial hearing, the matter will be taken up again at a hearing on May 30 in London.

The American government has many reasons to dislike Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, who is responsible for the dissemination of huge troves of classified American documents.

These include hundreds of thousands of classified military reports, hundreds of…

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