Gov't Can't Hide EFF's Lawsuit Against AT&T Just Yet

from the but-there's-still-time dept

Both AT&T and the U.S. government have been working hard to get the EFF's lawsuit concerning passing info on to the NSA to disappear. However, their latest effort has failed, as a judge has refused a request to dismiss the case -- though AT&T can (and almost definitely will) still appeal. The judge's reasoning is interesting, claiming first that so much of the info concerning the case is already public, there's hardly an issue of secrecy. Of course, that may raise some questions about how that info became public. However, his second point is more interesting. AT&T's defense that they were "just following government orders" is not a valid one. That's something you would have thought was obvious these days, but it's nice to see it reinforced.

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    DeadlyOats Rocks!, 24 Jul 2006 @ 12:24pm

    Re: Just Following Orders

    Dude:

    Thank you sooo much for your support!

    Sometimes I feel like I'm all alone fighting this battle to keep people from being suckered by governement, media, and corporations.

    Yeah, we want to believe them but the sad truth is guilty until proven innocent.

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