not considered illegal? (link)
Under Bush Administration guidelines, it is not considered illegal for the government to keep track of numbers dialed by phone customers.So, he is now officially king. He has offically reserved for himself and his designated few, the right to disobey the common law applicable to us peons.
A pattern of phone calls from a reporter, however, could provide valuable clues for leak investigators.Oh, how very dystopian the word 'valuable' has just become.