The Obama regime would have made great Nazis.
A federal judge in Washington ruled in 2010 that the Justice Department was not required by law to notify Fox reporter James Rosen that prosecutors had obtained his emails in connection with an investigation into a leak about North Korean plans to test a nuclear weapon.
In September 2010, Chief U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth overruled the conclusion of federal magistrate John Facciola that Rosen—whose Gmail account was searched—was entitled by law to be informed.
Prosecutors contended that under the statute used to get Rosen’s emails, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, they were not required to provide any notice of the search.
In his decision (posted here), Lamberth said the usual search warrant notification provisions apply, but found they were “satisfied by leaving a copy of the warrant with a third-party ISP [internet service provider].” That made the notification sort of a moot point, since Google got the warrant in the first place.
“The government has no further obligation to notify the subscriber of the e-mail account at issue,” Lamberth wrote.