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[FYI] State Authorities' Wiretapping Up


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5 May 1999. Thanks to JG. 

State Authorities' Wiretapping Up 

Filed at 2:11 p.m. EDT 

By The Associated Press 

   WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of wiretaps authorized by state
   courts rose by 24 percent last year, while the number
of federally authorized wiretaps held steady, the government reported

   State courts authorized 763 wiretaps, compared with 617 the
   previous year, according to figures released by the
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. 


Source: http://www.uscourts.gov/wiretap98/contents.html

                         1998 WIRETAP  REPORT 

                         For the Period January 1 Through December 31,

                           Administrative Office of the United States
                                 Leonidas Ralph Mecham, Director 


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