Barr v. Redacted - Under Seal NSL Challenge
In 2018, an unnamed National Security Letter recipient petitioned the FBI to review three NSL nondisclosure orders it received in 2011. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California held that the indefinite gag orders did not violate the First Amendment and should stay in place "unless and until" the government determined otherwise. The recipient appealed to the Ninth Circuit in Case Number 18-56669. EFF and ACLU filed an amicus brief in support of the recipient.
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EFF and ACLU filed an amicus brief last week in a case that may finally force the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to resolve one of the most serious problems with National Security Letters: NSL gag orders that have no fixed end date. Similar to subpoenas, NSLs are...