U.K. court rules Julian Assange can be extradited to U.S.

The New York Times

The ruling was a victory, at least for now, for the Biden administration, which has pursued an effort to prosecute Mr. Assange begun under the Trump administration. Mr. Assange will seek to appeal the decision to Britain’s Supreme Court, according to his legal team.

The Justice Department’s decision to charge Mr. Assange under the Espionage Act in connection with obtaining and publishing secret government documents has raised novel First Amendment issues and alarmed advocates of media freedom. But because he has been fighting extradition, those questions have not been litigated and his transfer to the United States could set off a momentous constitutional battle.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/10/world/europe/uk-julian-assange-extradition.html

Espionage charges against Assange are a ‘terrifying’ threat to press freedom

Columbia Journalism Review

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikilieaks, faced an additional 18 charges, 17 of which fall under the Espionage Act.

Source: https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/julian_assange_espionage_act.php