Concerns raised over DOJ's request for info on Trump protesters
The Justice Department is working to get information about everyone who visited a website used to organize protests during Trump's inauguration earlier this year, the NYT reports. Last month a judge issued a search warrant to the host company, Dreamhost, demanding it turn over information about what each visitor viewed or uploaded to the site.
The pushback: Dreamhost argued the demand violated the Fourth Amendment and could make innocent people afraid to view websites containing political content, violating the First Amendment. The government claims Dreamhost "has no legal basis" for failing to the produce the information.