Whistleblower’s defense league
Published on Apr 4, 2013
As we’ve reported before, the Obama administration has reached new heights when it comes to prosecuting whistleblowers. Under Obama’s presidency, seven people have been convicted in accordance with the Espionage Act of 1917 for leaking governmental information to the public. All previous administrations combined haven’t prosecuted that many whistleblowers. Now, a group of attorneys have come together to form the Whistleblower’s Defense League to protect such individuals from legal action. One of those attorneys, Jay Leiderman, discusses why they felt it was necessary to create this group.
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For more information on the Whistleblower’s Defense League see this post announcing the formation of the #WBDL and this post talking about the first #WBDL case, a challenge to an unconstitutionally issued subpoena in the Barrett Brown case.
We do not have a justice system that controls economics, but an economic system that controls justice. This is the battleground, the front lines of a new civil rights movement where together we fight for the rights that give dignity and meaning to our lives.
The Whistleblower Defense League is a group of experienced attorneys, writers, artists, activists and philosophers come together to face the challenges of The American Night. We are fighting a battle to restore our Constitution against the surveillance state, prison-industrial complex and corporate power when our liberty, personal freedom and democracy are being gutted in the name of greed, war and profit. Through litigation, dissent and creation we seek to relight the flames of freedom.