NSA domestic spying lawsuit moves forward
Tuesday May 23rd 2006, 9:02 am

image: John Sherffius for the Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera

The class-action lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF) against AT&T for warrantless disclosure of calling records of US residents to the National Security Agency (NSA) for data mining has taken one step forward.

The court has denied the intervening motion made by US Department of Justice to dismiss the matter on national security grounds and also has ordered AT&T to work with EFF in redacting some of the evidence for later release to the public, though the majority of the evidence yet remains sealed under court order. The court also denied a motion by DoJ to hold proceedings against AT&T in a closed courtroom.

However, EFF has yet to see all critical documents in the case. The DoJ’s motion to dismiss was itself, in part, redacted.

Secret evidence and secret trials are the domain of dictatorships in totalitarian nations- not the United States.

No matter where you are, keep your eye on this one. Governments all over the world follow the lead of the US when acting against their own citizens under the blanket excuse of suppression of terrorism.

-weez


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