Telecoms win immunity in wiretapping case, US court approves separate suit against the government

| January 2, 2012

Looks like a subject of discussion of good news-bad news because the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its take up arms against warrantless wiretapping. A US appeals court upheld a 2008 prevalent, granting telecoms such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint exemption for cooperating with the government in its inspection activities. Still, Judge Margaret McKeown of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals insists that liberty only applies to telecoms, not the management, and that “the federal courts dwell a forum to consider the constitutionality of the wiretapping cabal and other claims.” Indeed, while the 9th Circuit upheld freedom for telecoms, it also gave the be of use-ahead for a separate suit opposite to the NSA, former president George W. Bush, elder members of the Bush administration and President Obama concerning using AT&T’s reticulated to conduct “an unprecedented suspicionless inaccurate search,” according to the filing. The court’s conclusion to allow this suit to advance marks a reversal of an earlier reigning, in which a lower court related the plaintiffs did not have legitimate standing to pursue the case.

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