Hmmm, this doesn’t sound good (via NYSun’s Josh Gerstein):
A key legal deadline has passed, raising doubts about whether criminal charges will ever be filed in an investigation of leaks to the New York Times about planned federal raids on Islamic charities in America.
The statute of limitations pertaining to the latest of the leaks, which took place in December 2001, was to expire yesterday, according to court filings last month by the prosecutor overseeing the case, Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago.
A spokesman for Mr. Fitzgerald, Randall Samborn, said yesterday that he planned no announcements regarding the leak case. He declined to confirm whether the investigation had concluded.
The probe triggered a protracted legal clash that reached all the way to the Supreme Court, after Mr. Fitzgerald attempted to review the telephone records of two Times reporters, Judith Miller and Philip Shenon, in an attempt to determine who told them about plans to seize the charities over alleged links to terrorism. The newspaper vigorously resisted, claiming that the effort to track the calls was an intrusion on the First Amendment…
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