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Judge OK’s Wiretap Lawsuit

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Posted on Jul 21, 2006
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A federal judge has denied the government?s request to dismiss a lawsuit against AT&T.  The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing AT&T for its involvement in the NSA?s wiretapping program.  The government argued that the lawsuit would reveal state secrets, but the judge didn?t buy it. 

“Dismissing this case at the outset would sacrifice liberty for no apparent enhancement of security,” he wrote.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker also rejected AT&T?s argument that the plaintiff could not demonstrate that it had been spied on.

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By TruthPlease, July 21, 2006 at 5:01 pm Link to this comment
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‘Round and ‘round it goes - you can’t prove we spied on you because it’s a national secret that we spied on you - so you can’t access the information we have that would prove we spied on you - and it’s all perfectly legal - just ask our pet Gonzalez - isn’t he a great guy!  No matter how much they try to tell us this excrement is icecream - I ain’t gonna swallow it!!  Nice to see not all judges are bought - Way to go Judge Walker, but watch your back.
It’s a dangerous world out there - you know - that national security thing.

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