The American Bar Association, the Washington Legal Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Chicago-based DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar this week formally added their heavyweight voices to a request that the U.S. Supreme Court review a lower court ruling that let federal prosecutors subpoena documents which foreign companies had sent to law firms in the United States.

Normally foreign documents are outside the reach of grand jury subpoenas. But once such documents come into the U.S., the circuit courts of appeal are split on whether prosecutors can use grand jury subpoenas to grab them.

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