28 Rev. Litig. 203 (2008-2009)
Changing With the Times: How the Government Must Adapt to Prevent the Publication of Its Secrets

handle is hein.journals/rol28 and id is 205 raw text is: Changing With the Times: How the Government Must
Adapt to Prevent the Publication of Its Secrets
Doug Meier*
1.    INTRODUCTION     ........................................................................ 204
II.   BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM ............................................. 207
A.   The  Pentagon    Papers   ...................................................... 207
B.   The   War  on  Terror ..................................................... 208
C. The Problem of Leaks in the Context of the Old Media.. 209
III. THE FACE OF THE NEW MEDIA ................................................ 211
A.   The  Paradigm    Shift ......................................................... 212
B.   Prosecuting the New Media Under the Espionage Act... 213
C.   First Amendment Analysis for the New Media ................ 214
1.   Free  Speech  .............................................................. 2 14
2.   F ree  P ress  ................................................................. 2 15
D .  Policy  Considerations    ..................................................... 215
1.   Public  Perception   .................................................... 216
2.   Internal Safeguards    .................................................. 216
3.   The Streisand Effect ........................... 217
IV .  PROPOSED    SOLUTION    .............................................................. 218
A.   Shift in Governmental Thinking ...................................... 218
B.   National Security Secret Designation ............................. 218
C.   Pre-Publication Injunctions ............................................ 219
1.   Injunctions in Certain Cases .................................... 220
2.   Independent Review Court ....................................... 220
3.   Whistleblower Protection ......................................... 223
D. Post-Publication Prosecution ......................................... 224
1.   The  Espionage    A ct ................................................... 225
a.   National Security Secret Documents ................ 225
b.    P ublish  .......................................................... 225
c.   Surreptitious vs. Public Disclosure .................. 226
2.   Tracking Down Violators ......................................... 227
a.   The Problem ofAnonymity ............................... 227
b.   Locating the Offending Computer .................... 228
c.   Locating the Offending Person ......................... 230
3.   Claiming Jurisdiction over Offenders ...................... 231
a.   Geographical Limitations ................................. 231
b.   Extraterritorial Jurisdiction ............................. 232
*   B.S.E.E., University of Texas, 2003; J.D. expected, University of Texas
School of Law, 2009. I would like to thank Professor David Anderson for his
guidance.

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