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      by Published on 09-01-2014 03:57 PM

      http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrot...-us-government

      excerpts:
      Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas-held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process. The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5.

      This is the first time a technology company has resisted a US search warrant seeking data that is held outside the United States.

      In the view of Microsoft and many legal experts, federal authorities have no jurisdiction over data stored outside the country. It says that the court order violates Ireland's sovereignty and that prosecutors need to seek a legal treaty with Ireland in order to obtain the data they want.

      Judge Preska of course feels differently, and she has consistently agreed with the prosecution argument that the physical location of email is irrelevant because Microsoft controls the data from its base in the United States.
      by Published on 03-14-2014 09:12 AM

      http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/utah-o...inglePage=true

      Two local prosecutors in Utah say a corruption investigation looking at state politicians and online gambling interests has yielded evidence that could implicate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah.

      The two district attorneys – one Democrat and one Republican – already working with a team of FBI agents, are urging federal prosecutors to pick up the case and investigate – something the Department of Justice has thus far declined to do.

      The Utah officials say the evidence relates to suspect campaign contributions and other financial transactions.

      Reid, a liberal Democrat,
      ...
      by Published on 01-19-2014 08:22 AM

      http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf...s_hostage.html

      excerpts:
      Hoboken mayor claims Christie administration held city's Sandy recovery funds 'hostage' to help developer

      Christie's administration denies the accusations.

      Guadagno, Zimmer said, pulled her aside during an event in Hoboken in May and made the connection explicit. Zimmer recalled the interaction in her diary, which was quoted on the show:

      “She pulls me aside and says that I need to move forward with the Rockefeller project. It’s very important to the governor. The word is that you are against it and you need to move forward or we are not going to be able to help you. I know it’s not right. These things should not be connected. But they are, she says. ‘If you tell anyone I said it, I will deny it.

      ...

      But even though Zimmer requested more than $100 million from Christie, she received only $342,000.

      In May, Zimmer again took to her diary to recount an event she participated in with Constable.

      “We are miked up with other panelists all around us, and probably the sound team is listening, and he says ‘I hear you’re against the Rockefeller project… If you move that forward, the money would start flowing to you.”
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