AG Holder wins CIA leak case conviction against a former spy. Legacy-changing or Lucky One-Off?

One-off or successful strategy for other cases? That’s the discussion surrounding AG Eric Holder’s conviction yesterday of a former CIA officer who leaked top-secret information to a New York Times reporter.  This time the sources was not revealed.

“As this verdict proves, it is possible to fully prosecute unauthorized disclosures that inflict harm upon our national security without interfering with journalists’ ability to do their jobs,” the attorney general said in a statement.

However, other lawyers said it was unclear whether the government’s success against Sterling without much help from Risen signaled that approach could be duplicated or whether it was unique to the situation at hand.

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