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The Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), 18 U.S.C. § 2710, is a federal statute that was enacted in 1988 in response to the disclosure and publication of then-Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s video rental history without his consent.  To prevent repeats of the Bork incident, the VPPA generally prohibits any “video tape service provider” from

The Supreme Court today dismissed as “improvidently granted” a case involving an unnamed law firm seeking to prevent the U.S. government from accessing the records of a client accused of violating tax laws.  The law firm had previously asserted that the documents at issue were protected under attorney-client privilege.  In re Grand Jury, Dkt.