May 17, 2006 | By Jason Schultz

Update: Court Hearing on AT&T & Illegal Spying

This morning we had the first court hearing in EFF's class-action lawsuit against AT&T. Over AT&T's objection, the court refrained from closing the courtroom and denied AT&T's bid to force us to return the AT&T documents supporting our Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. While keeping the documents under seal for the time being, the court set forth a process for redacting some of them to become available to the public.

In addition, the court set a briefing schedule to allow the case to move forward quickly. We look forward to continuing the fight against AT&T's efforts to violate the law by collaborating with the NSA's massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans' communications.

(Photo, left to right: EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl, EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, and Reed R. Kathrein of our co-counsel Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP. Taken by Quinn Norton.)


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

New interagency privacy council won't force honest answers on spying https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Feb 10 @ 6:47pm

The White House asks the Senate to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to expand access to published works for the blind: https://www.whitehouse.gov/th...

Feb 10 @ 5:13pm

MPAA may like Donuts, but it shouldn't be the Internet police. https://eff.org/r.34g0

Feb 10 @ 11:59am
JavaScript license information