James Goodale: More Than a Data Dump – Why Julian Assange deserves First Amendment protection

April 1, 2019

From Harpers Magazine: Famed press lawyer James Goodale, who successfully fought the U.S. government in the Pentagon Papers case, argues that Julian Assange’s journalistic activities deserve First Amendment protection. Goodale, the former general counsel for the New York Times who has been dubbed “the father of reporter’s privilege” for his tireless advocacy for press freedom, laments the early reluctance of mainstream media outlets (like the Times) to stand up for Julian. The prosecution of Julian could mark “the end of national security reporting.”