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Nebraska lawmakers limit probing of phone records

State lawmakers Monday passed a new bill that would limit the Nebraska State Patrol’s authority to delve into peoples’ phone records without first obtaining a court order.
State Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha introduced Legislative Bill 952 after learning that state police were using “administrative subpoenaes” to obtain people’s phone and computer records in criminal investigations. The administrative subpoenaes, unlike more formal subpoenas, do not require a judge’s approval to be issued.