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Reader Records Seized at Scottsdale Library

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· Story link The Scottsdale Tribune reports that on three occasions last year, the Justice Department used grand jury subpoenas…

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The Scottsdale Tribune reports that on three occasions last year, the Justice Department used grand jury subpoenas to obtain reader account information from area libraries. Federal prosecutors obtained the records under Arizona law, which requires a court order to take library records, not under less stringent Patriot Act provisions. The court orders suggested the records were sought as part of a mail bomb investigation. (7/24/05)