Electronic Privacy Information Center v. Department of Justice; American Civil Liberties Union, et al., v. Department of Justice (Consolidated Cases)

Memorandum Opinion and Order

In EPIC Case for Wiretap Memos, Federal Judge to Review Justice Department Documents.

In EPIC v. DOJ, EPIC, the ACLU, and the National Security Archive are seeking government documents regarding the President's warrantless wiretapping program. Today, a federal court ordered the Department of Justice to provide for inspection copies of legal memos authored by government lawyers. The opinions, prepared by the Office of Legal Counsel, provided the legal basis for the President to wiretap US citizens in the United States without court approval. EPIC began the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in December 2005, after the New York Times first reported the details of the wiretap program. For more information, see EPIC's EPIC v. DOJ page. (Oct. 31, 2008)

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Published In: Constitutional Law Updates, Privacy Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, D.C. Circuit, D.C. | United States

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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