February 5, 2007 | By Rebecca Jeschke

EFF Battles Gambit to Freeze Telecom Surveillance Cases

EFF filed suit more than a year ago against AT&T, accusing the telecom giant of collaborating with the NSA's illegal spying program. Despite Judge Vaughn Walker decision rejecting their motions to dismiss in July, both the government and AT&T are still working to stall progress in the case.

On Friday, February 9, at 2 p.m., EFF will argue in a U.S. District Court that the suit must proceed, regardless of the government's attempt to overturn Judge Walker's previous ruling in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. EFF's suit and other cases against major telecommunications companies for illegally assisting in the NSA spying involve critical, time-sensitive questions -- and the violations could still be ongoing. Americans deserve answers, not delays.

Congress should also help uncover the truth about the spying program -- take action to support immediate investigations.


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