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[liberationtech] EFF: National Security Letters Are Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

Danny O'Brien danny at eff.org
Sat Mar 16 07:30:39 PDT 2013


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 01:31:19AM -0400, Griffin Boyce wrote:
> Ali-Reza Anghaie <ali at packetknife.com> wrote:
> 
>     These wins, even if not permanent, are very meaningful.
> 
>     Well done. Well done indeed. -Ali
> 
> 
>   They also give a window in which more positive action can happen.  Despite
> being very busy, I'm asking Twitter for a comment on the ruling.  Whether or
> not they respond, I'm sending them a formal request for status of my accounts,
> and hope that others will follow suit.
> 

I think that's a great idea from an advocacy point of view -- but I
should point out that while the judge ruled the nondisclosure aspect of
NSLs unconstitutional, she also stayed her own judgement pending appeal,
which is to say that the current secret state of NSLs remain in place
while a higher court considers the matter.

Well actually, they stop being secret in 90 days if the government does
not appeal. I have weirdest feeling that the DoJ might seek to take this
fight a bit further however.

The ruling as ever, is worth reading in full. 
https://www.eff.org/cases/re-matter-2011-national-security-letter

d.

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