Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Justice & American Civil Liberties Union, et al., v. United States Department of Justice

Notice of Filing

EPIC v. DOJ - EPIC Urges Court to Require Disclosure of Warrantless Wiretap Memos

EPIC, the ACLU, and the National Security Archive asked a federal court in Washington, DC to order the immediate disclosure of government memos describing the legal basis for the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens by the Bush Administration. The court is currently reviewing the documents, prepared by the Office of Legal Counsel, as part of an EPIC Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. This week, the Attorney General released several related memos, which previously were secret. The new release follows President Obama's recent statement on government transparency. "The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails," the President said.

This is the EPIC/ACLU Notice of Filing.

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Published In: Constitutional Law Updates, Privacy Updates

Reference Info: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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