Stating a concern that publicity surrounding the trial of four men charged with murdering Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor might jeopardize their right to a fair trial, a Miami-Dade circuit judge issued a gag order in the case Jan. 8. Attorneys, prosecutors, the police and Taylor's family are all prohibited from speaking about the case or about statements previously made to police.
Freedom of Information | Quicklink | November 29, 2007
November 29, 2007
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a Freedom of Information Act request today to compel the Justice Department to hand over documents about how federal officials have reportedly tracked people using their mobile phone signals. The move comes after the Washington Post reported on the practice last week.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mail messages in response to two lawsuits, which seek to determine whether the Bush administration violated federal law by destroying other electronic communications.