Sens. Introduce Bill Targeting WikiLeaks Founder

Law360, New York (December 3, 2010, 6:02 PM EST) -- U.S. Sens. John Ensign, R-Nev.; Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; and Scott Brown, R-Mass., have introduced a bill that would give the U.S. authority to go after the WikiLeaks website and its founder for releasing hordes of classified documents.

The bill, introduced Thursday, aims to close loopholes in the 1917 Espionage Act by making it illegal to publish the names of people serving as informants to the U.S. military and intelligence community, the senators said.

Called the Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination Act, or SHIELD Act,...
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