New Publications on Secrecy, Espionage Act

02.24.11 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The academic journal “Research in Social Problems and Public Policy” has devoted its latest issue to the topic of “Government Secrecy.” The special issue was edited by Susan L. Maret. The table of contents may be found here (pdf).

Two probing congressional examinations of the Espionage Act, its application and its possible reform have recently been published. The House Judiciary Committee held a December 16, 2010 hearing on “The Espionage Act and the Legal and Constitutional Issues Raised by WikiLeaks.” Also newly published is a May 12, 2010 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing volume on “The Espionage Statutes: A Look Back and a Look Forward.”