Lawmakers Seek Answers on Swartz Prosecution

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Saying they had “many questions” about the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide earlier, two key members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have requested a briefing with the Justice Department. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that outlines seven questions the lawmakers have for prosecutors concerning the prosecution of Swartz.

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