A federal judge has stopped Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood from pushing ahead with his investigation of Google.
In a short order (PDF) published yesterday, US District Judge Henry Wingate said that he’s satisfied that Google has met its burden for getting a preliminary injunction. That means Google won’t have to respond, for now, to a wide-ranging subpoena that Hood sent to the search giant last year. Wingate didn’t lay out his reasoning in the order, but he said that a more detailed opinion is forthcoming.
Hood’s investigation came under fire last year after press reports revealed that it was encouraged, and partly funded, by the Motion Picture Association of America. MPAA lawyers even wrote drafts of subpoenas intended to be used by the AGs.
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