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Bloggers not only target of developer’s subpoena


Bloggers not only target of developer’s subpoena

Two more Uptown community groups have been named in subpoenas filed by the attorney representing Wilson Yard developer, Peter Holsten...

Matt Zimmerman, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, characterized the subpoenas as "overreaching."

"I think there is a temptation of litigators in casting a pretty broad net to find as much information as they can," Zimmerman said. "The First Amendment provides pretty clear limitations on litigants and what information they can obtain about the identities of people exercising their First Amendment rights. This case even more squarely falls into the First Amendment category because these are Web sites that people are commenting on matters of public importance concerning this development."

Sunday, January 4, 2009
Chicago Journal

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