ABA webinar explores legal rules behind ‘Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media’

In this news climate focused on the scope and degree of Russian hacking, release of materials to Wikileaks and the effect on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, we are reminded that the legal line between whistleblowing and leaking is thin, as is the line between journalism and activism. The continued flood of leaks raises questions about the First Amendment, the role of the press, whistleblower protections and the power of the government to investigate illegal disclosures.

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