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ICE Enacts New Policy Protecting Media From Legal Demands

June 30, 2022 (1 min read)

Gabe Rottman, Lawfare, June 29, 2022

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently released a new policy addressing the use of “compulsory investigative tools” like subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants to obtain information from or about journalists. Congress directed ICE to do so after an abandoned effort by the agency in 2020 to force BuzzFeed News to disclose information that could identify the outlet’s confidential sources in a story about deportation policy. Many are asking about the merits of the new ICE policy. There are good parts and there are bad parts. This post will analyze ICE’s new policy, partially in the context of the Justice Department’s updated rules governing the same set of issues. ..."