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Snowden case inspiring judges to push back against Justice Dept. warrant requests

Magistrate Judges Emboldened By Snowden, Pushing Back On Overly Broad DOJ Requests (via Techdirt) A couple weeks ago, we wrote about how the judiciary was finally pushing back on overly broad and vague warrant requests from the DOJ, with magistrate judge John Facciola leading the way. That was based on…

Texas sues Justice Dept. to speed implementation of voter ID law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, claiming the agency has delayed the approval of a voter ID law. Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department or a federal court is required to pre-clear laws affecting voters…