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AP Says DOJ Wrongly Seized Reporters' Phone Records

By Sindhu Sundar

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 10:16 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Justice may have violated the Associated Press' constitutional rights by secretly gathering AP reporters' telephone records without warning or disclosing reasons for the probe, the news agency said Monday.

The news agency confirmed the probe Monday, saying the DOJ had informed it Friday that it had obtained phone records for 20 telephone lines — including mobile and home lines — assigned to AP reporters and offices, according to a blog post by the AP. The records were gathered over two months in...

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