Journalist Privilege and Law Enforcement Leaks

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  1. Mike says:

    Great post! The government’s use of the media to harass citizens has received little attention.

    Apropos this post is something I covered a while back. Brief summary: A prominent L.A. civil rights lawyer was under investigation for tax evasion. Someone conducting the investigation leaked this information. Soon thereafter, the local DOJ branch (coincidentally – or was this a litigation strategy?) sought to disqualify the attorney from representing clients under the theory that this lawyer might stiff his clients in order to curry favor with the federal government. More details here.