Department of Justice expedites IRE request, assigns officer

The Department of Justice has expedited IRE’s request for records pertaining to the surveillance of news organizations and has assigned an officer to handle the request. Last week, IRE reported that it had filed the request and that the DOJ had sent a letter of acknowledgement but had not assigned the request a reference number…

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IRE seeks Department of Justice records on surveillance of news organizations

The revelation last month that the Department of Justice seized phone records from the Associated Press turned out to be just the begining of major disclosures about government surveillance, which according to recent reports includes mass collection of phone and internet server data by the National Security Agency. But the Department of Justice surveillance targeting…

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