by Mike Masnick
Tue, Oct 8th 2013 3:09pm
This is hardly a surprise, but it appears that the tech companies' lawsuit against the federal government, in which they're arguing a First Amendment right to reveal details (at least in terms of numbers) related to NSA information requests, has been put on hold. The DOJ told the court that the government shutdown means that its lawyers really can't work on the case and the Court has agreed to put the case on hold until the government is up and running again. It has also told the feds to declassify yet another court ruling concerning the interpretation of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, though it will let that wait until after the government opens up again too.
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