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  •  warrants have always neen that way. (2+ / 0-)
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    wadingo, jdsnebraska

    Are you really saying that law enforcement must never conduct investigation without first notifying the target?  Is that really what progressives maintain now?

    •  It's not a warrant. If it's a warrant (3+ / 0-)
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      deep info, aliasalias, 3goldens

      then what was the probable crime, being  a journalist? having sources within the federal government?

      It is customary, according to DOJ's own regs, to inform the press when its phone records are being targeted by a subpoena.

      So yes, in response to enemy of the people, reporters who publish leaks have every reasonable expectation of privacy.

      And that's ignoring the insane overreach of the Administration here, who went after something like 100 reporters' call logs for two months, because the AP broke a story the night before the WH wanted to break it themselves, after the entire plot was over.

      Marcy Wheeler lays out the timeline, and the absurdity of DOJ's claims, here

      Although this is interesting speculation.

      "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri May 24, 2013 at 12:20:59 PM PDT

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      •  A judge granted a warrant in the Rosen/NK case (0+ / 0-)

        Which is what the diary is about.  

        •  So now you agree with me that the AP probe (1+ / 0-)
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          3goldens

          was overreach, and just the Rosen one was justified?

          "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

          by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri May 24, 2013 at 12:34:39 PM PDT

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