Ruling in ’96 Wiretap Case May Have Implications for Reporters

A congressman who passed along to reporters a tape of an illegally intercepted telephone call violated a federal law prohibiting wiretapping, a federal judge in Washington ruled. Legal experts said the logic of the decision could apply to information received by journalists as well and so affect routine news reporting, reports the New York Times.
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