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Matt Sledge

The Gaping Hole In Obama's FBI Surveillance Reform | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

The federal government this week announced a reform to an investigative tool that gives the FBI sweeping surveillance power. But a target of that surv...

Matt Sledge

National Security Letter Gag Orders Struck Down As Unconstitutional (UPDATE) | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Concluding that they suffer from "significant constitutional infirmities," a federal district court judge in San Francisco on Thursday str...

FBI "Blanket" Demands For Phone Records Used To Cover Up Mistakes

NY Times | Eric Lichtbau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senior officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation repeatedly approved the use of "blanket" records demands to justify the improper collection of...