Sep 062016
 
 September 6, 2016  Court, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Lindsay Whitehurst reports:

The Drug Enforcement Administration wants to block the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah from stepping into a court case over whether investigators can do warrantless searches of a database of all prescription drug records in the state.

More than 40 states keep similar databases, but Utah recently passed a law requiring investigators to get a warrant before they search it.

DEA lawyers argue they’re exempt from that law because they’re a federal agency, but state officials contend they have to follow it like other investigators.

Read more of AP’s report on the Salt Lake Tribune.