Jacob Sullum has the latest.
This case ought to outrage anyone who claims to give a damn about the First Amendment. It’s hard to think of a more dire example of government censorship than for it to (a) use the criminal justice system to harass someone who speaks out against what she believes to be government abuses, and then (b) use the same system to silence her and her advocates from publicly discussing the harassment.
Seems like there’s a parallel here with the state secrets cases. The Obama administration has gone beyond arguing that the initial acts are well within the government’s power. It’s also arguing that the government should have the power to prevent anyone from talking about or knowing about them.