Thursday, August 21, 2008

Appeals Court Punts on AT&T Spying Case Appeal

Ryan Singel writes on Threat Level:

More than a year after hearing oral arguments, a federal appeals court has declined to rule on whether lawsuits targeting the president's warrantless wiretapping of Americans are too secret to be challenged in court, according to an order released Thursday.

Instead, the court deferred to Congress's recent passage of amnesty for telecoms that secretly helped the spying, returning the case to a lower court where the government will fight to have the suits dismissed using the amnesty provision.

More here.


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