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Justice Department Announces New Legal Protections for Journalists

The new regulations codified a policy—announced by the attorney general in July 2021—prohibiting the use of compulsory legal process—the use of subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, and other investigatory practices—against “newsgathering” individuals who possess and/or publish classified information. 

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Tornado Cash Sanctions Are Unduly ‘Creative’ With the First Amendment

The chilling effects of the Treasury Department’s unprecedented sanctions against code itself are being felt well beyond the cryptocurrency community, threatening the entire open source software ecosystem, and raising existential questions for all privacy-promoting technologies.

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Washington’s Election Misinformation Bill Demonstrates Dangers of Compromising First Amendment Values

Washington Governor Jay Inslee's support for a bill that “would outlaw attempts by candidates and elected officials to spread lies about free and fair elections when it has the likelihood to stoke violence” raises substantial First Amendment problems.

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