From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]

“The Washington Post is carrying an article about a disturbing Senate
bill that could make it illegal to publicly disclose even the existence
of US domestic spying programs (i.e. NSA wiretaps).” An  aide to the
bill’s author assures us it’s not aimed at reporters, but  the language
is ambiguous at best. From the article: “Kate Martin,  director of the
Center for National Security Studies, said the  measure is broader than
any existing laws. She said, for example, the language does not specify
that the information has to be harmful to national security or

‘The bill would make it a crime to tell the American people that the
president is breaking the law, and  the bill could make it a crime for
the newspapers to publish that fact,’ said Martin, a civil liberties

“Reporters Exempt From Eavesdropping Bill”