Espionage Act
Son Discusses the Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Robert Meeropol discusses the execution of his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the only U.S. citizens to be executed under the Espionage Act of 1917. As one of the most contested death sentences in history, the Rosenberg case has inspired continued debate over the constitutionality of the Espionage Act. In addition to sharing his parents’s story, Meeropol explains his support for WikiLeaks, the infamous publication that has revived the controversy surrounding the Espionage Act of 1917.

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