Did the NYT break the law publishing the NSA expose?
Bottom line: Yes, they did.
Scott at Powerline has a great piece on it, as well as a deeper analysis in his Standard column, entitled "Exposure." However, the excellent testimony and explanation by Professor John C. Eastman at a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is the best, most comprehensive and cohesive explanation of the NYT's felonious behavior in publishing illegally obtained national intelligence information, particularly during a time of war.
So, how 'bout siccing the Justice Dept. on the NYT and their sources before they manage to undercut this country's national security interests any more than they already have?
It will take a while to read all of this, but it is well worth your time. Simply a brilliant trio of articles, each succinctly analyzing the issues involved, in slightly more than the Cliff Notes version of the issue.