New developments in NSA wiretap litigation

Thursday, 23 November 2006, 12:15 AM EST

On Friday, Chief Judge Vaughn Walker rejected the DOJ's motion to have all 48 of the pending NSA-related lawsuits against various telecoms and cable companies combined into one suit and then dismissed under the "state secrets" privilege. Walker agreed with the EFF's argument that the companies that are allegedly involved should each face plaintiffs separately, so he consolidated the cases into five main suits against five major telcos.

At Ars Technica.

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