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  • February 01, 2008
    By Harvey Silverglate

    The New York Times reported this morning that its Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author, James Risen, was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury sitting in Alexandria, Virginia, which seeks the reporter’s sources for a chapter of his 2006 book, State of War. The grand jury seems most concerned about information that was in one of the book's chapters, but which had not previously been reported in the Times' earlier reporting of the super-secret NSA warrantless wiretapping program.

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  • August 02, 2007
    By Harvey Silverglate

    Earlier this week I published an op-ed in The Boston Globe discussing the ways in which the Senate Judiciary Committee can enforce compliance with its subpoenas. That Committee has been investigating whether the Bush White House improperly fired a number of United States attorneys because those attorneys were reluctant to pursue politicized prosecutions, or were otherwise not exercising fidelity to the Republican Party agenda.

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