EFF Motion in AT&T Surveillance Case Draws Gov's Eye

Derek Slater of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says,

The EFF filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T today. However, much of the evidence that was to be included in the motion -- as well as the legal arguments based on that evidence -- was held back temporarily at the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ). While the government is not a party to the case, DOJ attorneys told EFF that even providing the evidence under seal to the court -- a well-established procedure that prohibits public access and permits only the judge and the litigants to see the evidence -- might not be sufficient security.


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