NPR: Judge Limits DOJ’s Warrant For Records From Anti-Trump Site by Laurel Walsley:
A Washington, D.C., judge has significantly narrowed the Justice Department’s warrant related to a website used to plan anti-Trump protests during the Inauguration.
The government had sought a sweeping warrant for records from web hosting company DreamHost of all visitors to its customer’s website, DisruptJ20.org — even those not suspected of committing a crime. As NPR previously reported, DreamHost resisted complying with that warrant, considering it overly broad, and endangering privacy and free speech.
“[W]hile the government has the right to execute its Warrant,” D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin wrote in his order, “it does not have the right to rummage through the information contained on DreamHost’s website and discover the identity of, or access communications by, individuals not participating in alleged criminal activity, particularly those persons who were engaging in protected First Amendment activities.”