Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Judge throws out ‘state secrets’ claim, allowing lawsuit against NSA to continue

The Obama administration will not be allowed to terminate a lawsuit by asserting that a civil argument would risk exposing national secrets. The suit, known as Jewel vs. National Security Agency, was originally filed in 2008 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a group of AT&T customers who claimed Bush administration officials had conducted an “illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet communications surveillance” by operating warrantless surveillance on US citizens..............................................