Comment on Justice Department Strengthening Protections for Journalists

July 19, 2021 2:15 pm

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department unveiled a new policy protecting journalists’ records after the Trump administration secretly demanded access to those sensitive records on several occasions.

Patrick Toomey, senior staff attorney of the ACLU’s National Security Project, said:

“This policy is a major step forward in protecting journalists against government spying and safeguarding a free press. Congress should immediately act on the Attorney General’s call for legislation that will ensure these protections endure for years to come, across presidential administrations.”

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