Bipartisan Phone Records Bill Unveiled In Wake Of AP Scandal

Law360, Chicago (May 16, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Thursday to force federal agencies to go to a judge before seizing telephone records, citing the recent revelations regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s secret gathering of Associated Press reporters' phone records.

Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.; Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.; and Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced H.R. 2014, the Telephone Records Protection Act, according to a joint statement. The AP incident likely occurred without any judicial oversight and raises serious First...
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