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.