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Marcy Wheeler

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Marcy Wheeler

 Marcy Wheeler is a journalist with ExposeFacts.org, a project of the Institute for Public Accuracy. She also blogs at Emptywheel and writes widely about the legal aspects of the “war on terror” and its effects on civil liberties.


News and Features

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

For proof that the current surveillance programs are ripe for abuse, Americans need only look at what preceded them.

When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

Faced with the prospect of trying to convict a man for leaking unclassified information, the DoJ put together a misdemeanor plea deal.