Saturday, March 16, 2013

The NSL Abuse: Gone?

There's a little glimmer of hope in California (!!)

Ultra-secret national security letters that come with a gag order on the recipient are an unconstitutional impingement on free speech, a federal judge in California ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ordered the government to stop issuing so-called NSLs across the board, in a stunning defeat for the Obama administration’s surveillance practice.  --Wired, quoted at Hit & Run

Let's not forget that Jim Sensenbrenner voted FOR this abuse of US citizens.

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