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Submission + - ATF threatens firing squad for agents who leak secrets (washingtontimes.com)

An anonymous reader writes: After months of anguished debate over mass shootings, gun control and Second Amendment rights, the Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced that suggests federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets.

... the DOJ has forgotten about the protections of the First Amendment, which covers leaks to the media. There is also Supreme Court precedent in the case of Pickering v. Board of Education which established the constitutional right of public employees to provide information to the news media.

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ATF threatens firing squad for agents who leak secrets

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