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Justice Dept. vows to end court orders seeking journalists’ data in leak probes

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The Justice Department pledged Saturday to stop using court orders to get journalists’ information in leak investigations following disclosures about a flurry of such efforts at the end of the Trump administration. The marked shift in approaches between the Trump and Biden administrations comes after it was revealed the Justice Department fought a legal battle to obtain information about the email activities of four New York Times reporters as part of a leak investigation. “Going forward, consistent with the President’s direction, this Department of Justice — in a change to…

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