Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Commenters' Info from Newspaper

june 15, 2009  12:22 pm
The grand jury is asking for the names, phone numbers, IP addresses and other identifying information about every person who commented on a May 26 Las Vegas Review-Journal story on the tax evasion trial of a local resident. The paper's editor, calling the subpoena "tantamount to killing a gnat with an A-bomb," says Review-Journal lawyers are negotiating with the feds to limit the scope of information sought. MORE: Online Media Daily talks to legal experts about the subpoenas.