Federal judge grants Project Veritas’ request for third party to review James O’Keefe’s phones seized by FBI

Federal judge grants Project Veritas’ request for third party to review James O’Keefe’s phones seized by FBI
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A federal judge is siding with Project Veritas over its request for an independent party to review the cellphones the FBI seized from the group’s founder James O’Keefe. On Wednesday, District Court Judge Analisa Torres from the Southern District of New York is ordering a “special master” to be appointed to oversee the review of O’Keefe’s devices, citing “potential First Amendment concerns.” FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS DOJ TO HALT DATA EXTRACTION FROM JAMES O’KEEFE’S PHONES FOLLOWING FBI RAID“The Court recognizes, as other courts in this district have concluded, that ‘the Southern District prosecutors have integrity and decency,’ and the filter team alone could conduct the review ‘with utmost integrity,’” Torres wrote. “However, the Court determines that the appointment of a special master is warranted here because ‘it is important that the procedure adopted… not only be fair but also appear to be fair.’ … In light of the potential First Amendment concerns that may be implicated by the review of the materials seized from Petitioners, the Court finds that the appointment of a special master will ‘help to protect the public’s confidence in the administration of justice.’ ”“The appointment of a Special Master over the objections of the De …

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