Posts Tagged ‘Justice Department’

 

Timeline: Leak Investigations That Have Ensnared Journalists

The government has been aggressively pursuing those who disclose secrets, and the reporters they talk to, for a decade. Continue reading…

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Holder: DOJ Not Trying to Chill Journalists’ Sources

In congressional testimony today, the Attorney General said the Justice Department wasn’t trying to chill journalists’ sources when it subpoenaed the phone records of several Associated Press journalists. Continue reading…

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Government Probe Could Expose Journalists’ Other Confidential Sources

Legal experts say federal investigators can follow any new leads they find in reporters’ phone logs, giving authorities a rare window into the source network of some of the country’s top investigative journalists. Continue reading…

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Justice Department Obtained Phone Records of Several Associated Press Journalists

The extraordinary records seizure shows leaks investigations are getting more aggressive. Continue reading…

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Plugging the Leaks

“They already know who it is.” That’s how one former U.S. official responded the Justice Department’s years-long investigation of a suspected leaker of classified intelligence. So, why are prosecutors trying to force a well-known journalist to identify this suspect before a federal grand jury? And what does it mean for the future of a free […]

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Cuffing Digital Detectives

A judicial ruling on drug tests for athletes blossoms into a huge Fourth Amendment case. Read the full story in National Journal.

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Why Michael Chertoff is a radioactive pick for AG

Just when you thought it was safe to come back from vacation… At the same moment we learned Alberto Gonzales would step down as attorney general, that favorite Washington parlor game, “Replacement Pick,” kicked into high gear. Initial speculation focused on Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, a former prosecutor, federal judge, and senior Justice Department […]

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Wire tapping, and more

No big surprise here, but an important admission from Mike McConnell, the Director of National Intelligence. In a letter to Arlen Specter (Penn.), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, McConnell acknowledges that the president authorized the National Security Agency to undertake “various intelligence activities,” after the 9/11, aimed at preventing another terrorist attack. […]

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Why was Al Gonzales in John Ashcroft’s hospital room?

That’s what Senators want to know. Gonzales is testifying right now before the Judiciary Committee–not exactly his favorite audience–about a host of issues. But earlier, Senators grilled him over the famous nighttime visit Gonzales and then White House Chief of Staff Andy Card paid to John Ashcroft, back in March 2004, when the attorney general […]

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