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Justice Department Tightening Up Reporter Guidelines

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A Justice Department official says the law enforcement agency is toughening up its guidelines for subpoenaing reporters' phone records by increasing the likelihood that news organizations will receive advance notice so that they can challenge the government's planned action. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A Justice Department official says the law enforcement agency is toughening up its guidelines for subpoenaing reporters’ phone records by increasing the likelihood that news organizations will receive advance notice so that they can challenge the government’s planned action. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department official says the law enforcement agency is toughening up its guidelines for subpoenaing reporters’ phone records by increasing the likelihood that news organizations will receive advance notice so that they can challenge the government’s planned action.

The official said the department also is raising the standard for search warrants used to gather reporters’ email.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity about the guidelines, which have not yet been publicly released.

The changes follow disclosures that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press and secretly obtained some emails of a Fox News journalist.

President Barack Obama ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to review the policy the Justice Department uses to obtain such material.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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