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Recorded Phone Conversation Sparks Legal Odyssey

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Recorded Phone Conversation Sparks Legal Odyssey

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Recorded Phone Conversation Sparks Legal Odyssey

Recorded Phone Conversation Sparks Legal Odyssey

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Ten years ago, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) released to the media a taped conversation between Republican House leaders. A federal appeals court is now hearing arguments over whether he broke the law. The couple who recorded the conversation by chance pleaded guilty to violating the law and paid a $500 fine.