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WaPo Op-Ed: Sessions Wants a Leak Investigation Rule-Change. That Could Cripple the Free Press.

9월 19, 2017

O’Melveny partner Kiran Raj co-authored a September 13, 2017, article for The Washington Post titled “Sessions Wants a Leak Investigation Rule-Change. That Could Cripple the Free Press.” 

The piece discusses Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Justice Department will review his agency’s media guidelines, “reportedly looking to make it easier to obtain information from members of the media in leak investigations,” including “more aggressively going after unauthorized disclosures of classified information.” 

In the article, the authors contend that “such a move is unnecessary for successful prosecutions” and “could have long-term negative consequences on the free press.”

Formerly the Department of Homeland Security’s highest-ranking attorney focused on cybersecurity and technology, Raj draws on his extensive government and corporate experience to counsel clients on their most critical cybersecurity and privacy issues. He resides in O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office.