“The justifications police gave for searching the home of a Gizmodo editor in the criminal investigation of an iPhone prototype should be public, CNET is preparing to tell a judge this week,” Declan McCullagh and Greg Sandoval report for CNET.
“A group that also includes the California-based First Amendment Coalition and prominent news organizations is drafting a legal brief that will ask a court to unseal the detective’s affidavit used to obtain a search warrant nearly two weeks ago,” McCullagh and Sandoval report. “San Mateo County prosecutors have persuaded a judge to seal all the records of the case.”
McCullagh and Sandoval report, “Making those documents public could reveal whether prosecutors and Superior Court Judge Clifford Cretan considered whether journalist shield laws applied to the evening raid of Jason Chen’s home last month and whether they viewed bloggers working for Nick Denton’s Gawker Media as members of a legitimate media organization.”
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