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To see you thank you.
A lot of First Amendment questions here let's bring in loose.
Lucy Dalglish she's the dean of the college of journalism at the mercy of -- it's nice to see you thank you.
It's pleasure that they are -- Get this subpoena is truly alarming.
We have had subpoena as of this type on a much more limited scale over the years.
That I'm aware of and I've been doing this for about 25 years off and on and and nothing that would seek this many records over this broad of -- period of time.
From so many different reporters nothing that was as overall intrusive into the operations of an entire news organization.
It sounds as if what would be appropriate and constitutional.
Would be we think persons AB and C have done something judge we'd like a subpoena.
And and then you have to notify those persons may -- -- see that this is happening this is a whole different situation isn't it.
This is a different type of subpoena.
And this is a procedure that -- attorney general guidelines.
That have been in effect for almost forty years.
Allows the Justice Department to get this particular type of telephone told record.
And they are allowed to make a judgment that if the investigation is compromise a ball.
They can do it and then give notice 45 to ninety days later.
What's unusual about this.
Is -- scope of how many records they were they were seeking it's not the same as a regular subpoena on a reporter.
Where you would say I would like reporter acts to show up in front of a grand jury you'll have the opportunity to -- this.
This is this is more of our request for data and quite honestly.
The government can go after a lot more than this what's unusual in my mind about this.
Is they got notice.
How much concern do you have that that they really can't put the -- -- back in the tube here I mean in theory the government now knows.
All kinds of contacts that those journalists have made that they be able -- put a journalists Rolodex together that's not how our system supposed to work.
I know where they're they're asking us to trust them that they're not going to do that.
Given how broad this particular -- these particular subpoenas and -- I don't know that I would trust them to do it.
Well they haven't given -- much reason to not yet anyway and with the Lucy Dalglish is the dean of the Philip Merrill college of journalism at the University of Maryland -- and it's nice to see you thank you.
Thank you for having me.
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