Monday, November 27, 2017

Military justice and leaks

Vox is continuing to report on the allegations regarding the death of a Special Forces soldier in Mali. Quite a few details have been leaked; some of the leaked information may be true, some may not be. Members of SEAL Team 6 and everyone else who is being investigated are entitled to a presumption of innocence. That constitutional principle at times is in tension with the public's right to be informed about government activities. Where should the line be drawn? Have leaks become business-as-usual in ways that threaten the administration of justice?

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