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Monday, April 12, 2004

Now Scalia joins the attack against the tape snatch squad

(Follow up piece from earlier today.)

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press report receiving a letter (PDF) in which the capo disowns his enforcers:
You were correct that the action was not taken at my direction; I was as upset as you were. I have written to the reporters involved, extending my apology.

Who knew?

Meanwhile, the Hattiesburg American is forceful in its editorial - but, in filing Protection of Privacy Act paperwork (see piece earlier today) with the District Court at Jackson, not so much.

(Scalia has decided to allow print journalists to record his speeches in future. But, of course, the recording ban was never the point of the story - which was, and remains, the (apparently) illegal seizures by Federal Marshal Melanie Rube.)

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