|Private Bradley Manning: Life in prison for leaking documents?|
"Private Manning’s guilty plea gives the prosecution an opportunity to rethink its strategy. The extreme charges remaining in this case create a severe threat to future whistle-blowers, even when their revelations are crystal-clear instances of whistle-blowing. We cannot allow our concerns about terrorism to turn us into a country where communicating with the press can be prosecuted as a capital offense."
--Floyd Abrams and Yochai Binkler in today's NYTimes (here for the entire op-ed)