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Dead Marine's Case Sparks Debate Over E-Mail Privacy

Last week, John Ellsworth was granted legal access to the personal Yahoo e-mail account of his son Justin, a Marine killed in Iraq last fall. The case has sparked debate over who should have access to electronic communications when a person dies.

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David Schaper is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, based in Chicago, primarily covering transportation and infrastructure, as well as breaking news in Chicago and the Midwest.