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Federal judges should be on notice: The U.S. Justice Department seems fully prepared to stretch the truth -- or worse, spread falsehoods -- to obtain search warrants. That's what it did in labeling a journalist as an espionage "co-conspirator" for simply doing what reporters have always done -- attempting to solicit information from government employees.
It appears that Gov. Jerry Brown finally understands the magnitude of legitimate concerns about the safety of the long-delayed eastern span of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.