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District Court Finds FISA Preempts State Secrets Doctrine; Government Wiretap Litigation To Continue By Anna Lamut – Edited by Andrew Ungberg Al-Haramain v. Bush, No 06-1791 VRW, District Court for the Northern District of California, January 5, 2009 Order On Monday, January 5, 2009, Chief Judge Vaughn* Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied the U.S. government’s third motion to dismiss the Al-Haramain v. Bush litigation, in which the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation sued the Bush administration for ... Read More...
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District Court Rules Virginia Law Protecting Social Security Numbers Unconstitutional As Applied to Watchdog Website By Jon Choate — Edited by Daniel Ray Ostergren v. McDonnell E.D. Va. No. 3:08cv362 Slip Opinion (hosted by the ACLU) On August 22, 2008, Judge Robert E. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found § 59.1-443.2 of the Virginia Code to violate the First Amendment as applied to Betty J. Ostergren’s website The Virginia Watchdog. The court granted ... Read More...
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New Law Expands Government Surveillance Powers By Daniel Ray — Edited by Sarah Sorscher H.R. 6304 — FISA Amendments Act of 2008 Full Text of Enrolled Bill Senate Vote Summary GovTrack.us Summary On July 9, the Senate passed H.R. 6034, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, and President George W. Bush signed it into law the following day. The new law modifies the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (“FISA”) to expand (subject to certain new checks) the federal government’s ... Read More...
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District Court Compels Disclosure of YouTube User Logging Records, Protects Source Code By Jay Gill — Edited by Sarah Sorscher Viacom International, Inc. v. YouTube, Inc. S.D.N.Y., July 1, 2008, No. 07 Civ. 2103 Order (Provided by Justia) The District Court for the Southern District of New York partially granted a discovery motion made by Viacom in its copyright suit against YouTube and YouTube’s parent company Google. The order compels Google to produce the contents of YouTube’s logging database, including ... Read More...
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Ninth Circuit Applies Fourth Amendment to Text Messages at Work By Anna Volftsun — Edited by Evie Breithaupt Quon v. Arch Wireless Operating Company, Inc. Ninth Circuit, June 18, 2008, No. 07-55282 Slip Opinion On June 18, 2008, the Ninth Circuit held that the City of Ontario, California violated the Fourth Amendment when Ontario Police Department officials viewed text messages sent by a department employee. The court also held that Arch Wireless, the city’s service provider, had violated the Stored ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 28 - 2008 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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