Was Snowden Justified?

15 February 2014
Scott Johnson

The Volokh Conspiracy’s Nicholas Rosenkranz links to the ‘particularly lively’ Open to Debate formerly known as Intelligence Squared U.S. this week in New York City: ‘Resolved: Snowden Was Justified.’ Arguing for the motion were Daniel Ellsberg, the guy who delivered the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times and other media outlets in 1971; and Ben Wizner, legal adviser to Edward Snowden and attorney for the ACLU. Arguing against the motion were Andrew C. McCarthy, the guy who prosecuted the Blind Sheikh; and Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former director of the CIA and chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.