November 9, 2006 | By Rebecca Jeschke

Government Wants Stay in AT&T Case

The U.S. government has asked for a stay in our case against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying on its customers. The government also wants to halt proceedings in the other class action cases against other telecommunication companies until the U.S. 9th Circuit hears an appeal of Judge Vaughn Walkers order denying the motions to dismiss.

The government's proposed stay would not be in the interests of justice in this very important case about ongoing illegal spying on millions of ordinary Americans. Many elements of our suit can and should go forward while the 9th Circuit considers the state secrets issues. Judge Walker will consider how the case should proceed in a case management conference on November 17th in District Court in San Francisco.

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