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.


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

Kazakhstan's authoritarian government is misusing U.S. law to silence and spy on its online critics: https://eff.org/r.vekw

Aug 4 @ 4:50pm

TPP talks ended in deadlock last week, but officials are as determined as ever to conclude this anti-user deal: https://eff.org/r.n8ew

Aug 4 @ 3:49pm

A milestone in EFF’s case: The Ninth Circuit will consider whether NSA’s “Upstream” spying violates the Constitution https://eff.org/r.b1s9

Aug 4 @ 3:47pm
JavaScript license information