Acquisition of Reading Records in Scottsdale

Kathleen writes “The U.S. Department of Justice used court orders three times in early 2004 to obtain documents from the Scottsdale Public Library containing reader account information, according to records released by the city.”It seems to me a fairly fundamental American freedom to read what the hell you please without the government putting its fingers into it,” said Michael Gorman, president of the American Library Association. The federal grand jury subpoenas suggest they are connected to the investigation of a February 2004 mail bomb attack against Scottsdale Diversity director Don Logan.
Guess this was right after Ashcroft tried to discredit critics by stating ” that the FBI has never used its expanded powers to obtain records from libraries and businesses.”..but wait, this is a different law–a state law.”