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Codebreaker

ACLU to get information from DOJ

John Moe Sep 7, 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of the ACLU on a warrantless phone tapping case and ordered the DOJ to disclose names and case docket numbers in cases where it “accessed cell phone location data without a warrant.” The ACLU says (quoting CNET’s coverage here)

“Today’s decision is a significant victory in the fight against warrantless tracking of Americans by their government,” the ACLU wrote on its site yesterday following the court’s decision. “There is no good reason for DOJ to keep this case information secret, except to keep the American people in the dark about what its own government is doing and stifle debate about the new tracking powers the government is claiming.”

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