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Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters…at Reason.com

Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters…at Reason.com

Popehat ^ | June 8, 2015 | Ken White

Posted on 6/8/2015, 8:26:46 PM by Slings and Arrows

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The United States Department of Justice is using federal grand jury subpoenas to identify anonymous commenters engaged in typical internet bluster and hyperbole in connection with the Silk Road prosecution. DOJ is targeting Reason.com, a leading libertarian website whose clever writing is eclipsed only by the blowhard stupidity of its commenting peanut gallery.

Why is the government using its vast power to identify these obnoxious asshats, and not the other tens of thousands who plague the internet?

Because these twerps mouthed off about a judge.

Last week, a source provided me with a federal grand jury subpoena. The subpoena1, issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, is directed to Reason.com in Washington, D.C.. The subpoena commands Reason to provide the grand jury “any and all identifying information”2 Reason has about participants in what the subpoena calls a “chat.”

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