“If I were prosecuting, I’d go after (any blogger who bought the phone) vigorously,” said Michael Cardoza, a prominent San Francisco defense attorney and former prosecutor. “I’d fight them tooth and nail to see that they wouldn’t get protection under the shield law. I’d play hardball in this case. They didn’t find the phone as part of their reporting but instead bought property that they knew or should have known wasn’t the property of the seller.”
For all the opinions being posted about how Gizmodo should not be pursued, they can do what they want as journalists, the search warrant is illegal, etc., I thought I’d post an alternate opinion. Make of it what you will.