Judge Quashes Subpoena On Homeland Security Secretary In Privacy Suit

Mealey's (July 25, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citing the presumption against subpoenaing high-ranking government officials and the plaintiffs’ failure to establish that they cannot obtain the information sought from other sources, a District of Columbia federal judge on July 16 granted the government’s motion to quash a subpoena seeking testimony from the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a lawsuit alleging privacy violations by the government’s retention, search and use of the plaintiffs’ emails (Gilberte Jill Kelley, et al. v. Federal Bureau of Investigation, et al., No....
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