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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Gregg Leslie
Maybe most surprising in the Justice Department's subpoenas of phone records from The Associated Press was how wide the Obama administration cast its net: 20 phone lines, used by up to 100 reporters.
In fact, he said, there seems to be a 10-year cycle of the government treading on the First Amendment.
Mr. Leslie said the fishing expedition through reporters' emails and phone records is the most expansive he has ever seen, although there were more limited instances of the Justice Department and other law enforcement agencies intruding into reporters' private news gathering since the 1970s.