Jefferson raid violated Constitution, court finds

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By Susan Crabtree
August 03, 2007

Rep. William Jefferson’s (D-La.) legal team hailed a federal appeals court’s Friday decision that the FBI raid on his office last year violated the Constitution even though the court ordered only some of the documents seized to be returned to him.

“Today’s opinion underscores the fact that the Department of Justice is required to follow the law, and that it is bound to abide by the Constitution,” said Robert Trout, Jefferson’s lawyer. “Those principles will continue to be important as we raise additional legal challenges to the overreaching by the government in this case. Go HERE for the rest of the story.