Reading Room Document
Trials of Newspaper Personnel Accused of Disclosing Naval Secrets
It is probable that the newspaper personnel accused of violating the Espionage Act by disclosing naval secrets can each be tried in any district in which the newspaper containing the secrets was received by a subscriber or newsstand. The newspaper personnel would be entitled to separate trials unless a conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act can be shown. The OLC does not provide release dates for its opinions, so the release date listed is the date on which the opinion was authored. The original opinion is available at www.justice.gov/file/20696/download.
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