Extradition, Espionage Prosecutions, etc., for Assange Discussed at Opinio Juris

Kevin Jon Heller, Roger Alford, Julian Ku, and Peter Spiro – who represent a wide range of political and legal views – offer up analyses of legal questions surrounding Wikileaks and Assange over at the international law blog Opinio Juris.  The posts at OJ are thoughtful and legally informed, and the comments are well worth reading as well.  They cover such questions as whether Assange could be prosecuted under the Espionage Act, extradition questions, and somewhat overlooked question of whether the US government policy of collecting biometric and other stuff re the UN violates the US-UN treaty.  Among other things.  The comments are well worth looking at, too. Go to OJ and scroll through the last week of entries.  Add those to Co-Conspirator David’s post here on Interpol, and you have a pretty good handle on somewhat overlooked legal issues arising from Wikileaks.  Also, not a lot of attention has been paid to the Espionage Act, but my Washington College of Law colleague Steve Vladeck has two of the relatively few articles on it, here and here.

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