Small Victories


Federal prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena (and the attendant gag order) that sought records from a Drake University forum for anti-war protesters. That seems like a good thing, but it does make one wonder: Isn't the withdrawal a de facto acknowledgement that the request went further than necessary to investigate a single instance of alleged trespassing? And should the decision to back down here provide much comfort for those who lack the resources and media-pull of a medium-sized university?