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December 9, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Washington justices to consider warrantless searches

The Associated Press Washington’s Supreme Court has agreed to review a decades-old law that investigators have used to secretly obtain private bank, phone, email and other records without showing probable cause — the standard that would normally be required to get a warrant for the information. At issue are little-known “special inquiry judge” proceedings —confidential hearings in…

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