Friday, December 17, 2010

Unpopularity Is Not A Crime

There is no doubt that WikiLeaks is in an unpopular position right now. Many feel their publication was offensive. But unpopularity is not a crime, and publishing offensive information isn't either. And the repeated calls from members of Congress, the government, journalists and other experts crying out for criminal prosecutions or other extreme measures cause me some consternation.

-- House Judiciary chair John Conyers (D-MI), 16 December 2010

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