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Comment Re:There can be no defense of this. (Score 1) 184

The motivation for the policy is clear enough: lawyers represent criminals and come into contact with the criminal underclass, journalists follow criminals and on occasion may gain personal access to criminals not available to others. Yes, there can be no defence of this, but the reason is that lawyers and journalists must be granted better protection, not worse, from law/intelligence agencies if they are to be effective in roles that society currently deems to be valuable. Their vulnerability in this regard should be cause for careful handling, not capricious targeting.

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