April 28, 2006 | By Kurt Opsahl

Gov't Files Statement of Interest in AT&T Case

The United States filed today a "Statement of Interest" in EFF's class-action lawsuit against AT&T, which accuses the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) in its massive and illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans' communications.

The statement advises "the Court that the United States intends to assert the military and state secrets privilege in this action. In addition, the United States will also move to intervene and to seek dismissal of this case."

[Updated, 3:55 PM to include link to "Statement of Interest."]

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