United States v. Blaszczak

Brief for Amicus Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petition for Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc.

Brief filed: 02/10/2020


United States v. Blaszczak

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 18-2811(L), 18-2825(Con), 18-2867(Con), 19-2878(Con)

Prior Decision

Panel decision 947 F.3d 19 (2nd Cir. Dec. 30, 2019)


Designating information as confidential is not enough to make it “property” in the government’s hands. This Court should not expand Section 641 and provide the government with an all-purpose tool for prosecuting leaks.


Peter Neiman and Nicholas R. Werle, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, NY; Lindsay A. Lewis, NACDL, New York, NY.

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