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A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution

The government is seeking the information of more than 1 million people who visited a protest website. The danger is clear. One of the core principles enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is a prohibition on general searches — meaning, the government cannot simply go fishing for a wide range of information in the hope that some kind of useful evidence will turn up. But that’s exactly what the government appears to be doing with a newly revealed search warrant seeking reams of digital records about an Inauguration Day protest website that could implicate more than 1 million users.
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