Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Short List

  • Julian Assange was in court in Great Britain on Tuesday for a brief hearing on extradition proceedings stemming from a sexual assault charge pending in Sweden.  He says Wikileaks is speeding up the release of the cables they have.

  • The U.S. watchdog over Afghan reconstruction was removed from his post on Monday, as the Obama administration responded to congressional demands that he be sacked.

  • The Economist has a brief book review of Evgeny Morozov's The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, where Mr. Morozov address the widely held belief that great communication leads to greater transparency.

  • Judy Clarke was assigned as the defense council for Jared Loughner, the man accused of shooting Rep. Giffords and 18 others.  Ms. Clarke has previously defended the Unibomber.

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