When Jeff Rae was arrested last October with hundreds of other Occupy Wall Street protesters during a march on the Brooklyn Bridge, he decided to fight the charges, believing he had been entrapped.
On Monday, Mr. Rae changed his mind and accepted a plea agreement with Manhattan prosecutors. Why? The district attorney’s office had subpoenaed his Twitter account, raising the stakes in what he had thought would be a speedy case [...]
House Republicans should not expect a briefing soon from the Department of Justice on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, now that the agency is proceeding with a lawsuit to block the deal on antitrust grounds.
The agency on Monday declined a request made earlier this month by Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Greg Walden of Oregon and Joe Barton of Texas, key Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee. [...]
* Obama administration defended device’s use in drug case
* Suspect’s privacy rights at stake during monitoring
By James Vicini
WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court is to rule on whether a 220-year-old amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents police from using 21st century tracking technology to keep tabs on criminal suspects.
The court said on Monday it would decide whether police need a warrant to use a global positioning system device [...]