Last paragraph from this source
in the Washington Post
essay "Has the US become the type of nation from which you have to seek asylum?":
There’s no question that the United States has stronger protections for free speech and the rule of law than repressive regimes like China or Iran. But it’s also clear that our courts defend constitutional rights less zealously today than they did in Ellsberg’s day. Snowden wasn’t crazy to question whether he’d be treated fairly by the American justice system.
Read it all HERE
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