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Homeland Security withdraws subpoena to travel journalist

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The Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn the administrative subpoena it served to travel journalist Christopher Elliott after he published…

The Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn the administrative subpoena it served to travel journalist Christopher Elliott after he published a new security directive issued by TSA on his personal website.

Elliott, the reader advocate at National Geographic Traveler and contributor to MSNBC.com and The Washington Post, thanked on his website Anthony Elia, Mark Holscher, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for legal advice during the days that followed TSA’s visit to is house.

Steven Frischling, who writes a blog for KLM Dutch Airlines, was also subpoenaed by TSA last week. Frischling largely complied with the authorities’ demands after receiving advice from an attorney.