Supreme Court turns down Arizona GOP head’s request to shield records

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The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request from the head of the Arizona Republican Party to shield her phone records from the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit had said it was proper for the committee to issue a subpoena seeking information about calls placed from Kelli Ward’s cellphone between November 2020 and January 2021. The information would not include the content or location of the calls.

Ward argued that demanding the information would violate her First Amendment right to freedom of association. “In a first-of-its-kind situation, a select committee of the United States Congress, dominated by one political party, has subpoenaed the personal telephone and text message records of a state chair of the rival political party,” Ward’s lawyers told the Supreme Court.

Ward also speculated that investigators intended to…

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