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DOJ Takes Extraordinary Step in Seizing AP Phone Records

by Matthew L. Schafer On Friday, the Associated Press’s General Counsel Laura Malone received a letter from the Department of Justice.  It informed the AP that the United States government had seized records related to twenty phone lines used by … Continue reading

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Speak, and Speak Immediately: The Risen Subpoena, the Executive Branch, and the Reporter’s Privilege

by Matthew L. Schafer I have finally finished my thesis, Speak, and Speak Immediately: The Risen Subpoena, the Executive Branch, and the Reporter’s Privilege.  I hope to write an abridged version shortly, but law school is currently demanding most of … Continue reading

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Broken Promises: A Lack of Executive Branch Transparency in Obama’s First Term

by Matthew L. Schafer President Obama’s Administration has prosecuted more government whistleblowers than all other presidents combined and has subpoenaed nearly as many journalists as President Bush did during his first term.  Some also suggest that agencies under Obama have released … Continue reading

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