How the US Might Prosecute Julian Assange

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View of the Interpol 'wanted' page for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange taken in Washington on December 3, 2010.
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We’ve learned a lot more about Julian Assange since he began publishing tens of thousands of classified documents on WikiLeaks last Sunday. Some believe he’s a hero. Others call him dangerous. Neither the U.S. nor Britain has charged Assange with anything, to date. But should Assange be prosecuted for releasing classified information? Is our legal system prepared to deal with what’s become one of the most notorious information-heists of the Internet Age?

We speak with David B. Rivkin, a constitutional lawyer who served in the Justice Department and the White House Counsel’s Office under Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush.