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Eric Holder's Crackdown on Leaks Chills Free Speech

By Boston Globe, Boston Globe - January 21, 2015

ATTORNEY GENERAL Eric Holder took a step in the right direction recently when he issued revised guidelines to prosecutors regarding the questioning of journalists, closing a loophole that left reporters unprotected. But put in context, his action seems too little, too late. The Obama administration and Holder’s Justice Department have over the past six years relentlessly pursued leakers and whistleblowers — and the journalists who report on them — with unprecedented zeal, all in the name of national security. This overzealous pursuit of leakers within the national security community, and journalists, has threatened to undermine the very liberties that President Obama and Holder have sworn to protect.

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