THE COURTS: Leaks, the Law and the Press

Sufficient cause appearing therefor, It is hereby ordered that the attorneys for applicant may take the depositions of such persons as they deem appropriate and necessary...

So, in part, read one of the more unusual directives ever issued by a U.S. federal judge. The order, by Judge Walter E. Hoffman, came last week in response to complaints by lawyers representing Vice President Spiro Agnew, who is being investigated by a Maryland grand jury for allegedly taking bribes and for other misconduct. The lawyers had contended that the grand jury's investigation should be halted...

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