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Low-Level Federal Judges Balking at Law Enforcement Requests For Electronic Evidence


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John Facciola, judge

Magistrate Judge John Facciola, right, is seen in a file photo during an event in which students argued court cases as part of a competition. Also seen, from left to right, are Professor Jamin Raskin, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan and Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson.

Credit: Rich Lipski/The Washington Post

Judges at the lowest levels of the federal judiciary are balking at sweeping requests by law enforcement officials for cellphone and other sensitive personal data, declaring the demands overly broad and at odds with basic constitutional rights.

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