Both lawyers were called to Capitol Hill to testify as part of a panel on the legal and constitutional issues raised by WikiLeaks’ release of confidential U.S. State Department cables earlier this month, according to The Blog of Legal Times, a sibling publication. (Video of the proceedings can be viewed here, courtesy of C-SPAN.)

The panel considered whether the Espionage Act of 1917 can be used to prosecute individuals like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who currently is out on bail and under quasi-house arrest at a Georgian mansion somewhere in England.

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