October 4, 2006 | By Kurt Opsahl

Sixth Circuit Halts Injunction Against Warrantless Surveillance Pending Appeal

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a stay to halt the enforcement of a federal court order stopping the government's warrantless surveillance program, pending the outcome of the government's appeal of the decision declaring the program illegal and unconstitutional. The short opinion, which offered little legal analysis, is disappointing, but it's not the last word on the government's illegal spying -- this case will still be heard on appeal by the Sixth Circuit. After defeating the government's and AT&T's motions to dismiss in the district, our lawsuit against AT&T for its collaboration with the spying program is moving forward in the federal court in San Francisco, while the government has petitioned for permission to appeal to the 9th Circuit.


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