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The Julian Assange Decision

Date: January 8, 2021

A discussion of this week’s Julian Assange extradition ruling. What did the over 100 page opinion really say? While it denied extradition on mental health grounds, was it good or bad with respect to press freedom/national security issues? What is likely to happen on appeal? Will the case play out differently in a Biden Administration? These and other issues regarding Assange and the Espionage Act are discussed by Barry Pollack, Assange’s U.S. attorney; Dan Sabbagh, Defence and Security Editor at The Guardian; and UK Media lawyer Gavin Millar of Matrix Chambers.

A discussion of this week’s Julian Assange extradition ruling. What did the over 100 page opinion really say? While it denied extradition on mental health grounds, was it good or bad with respect to press freedom/national security issues? What is likely to happen on appeal? Will the case play out differently in a Biden Administration? These and other issues regarding Assange and the Espionage Act are discussed by Barry Pollack, Assange’s U.S. attorney; Dan Sabbagh, Defence and Security Editor at The Guardian; and UK Media lawyer Gavin Millar of Matrix Chambers.