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EFF's Spying Case Moves Forward - Judge Denies Government's Motion to Dismiss AT&T Case

PRESS RELEASE
July 20, 2006

San Francisco - A federal judge today denied the government's motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) case against AT&ampT for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying of millions of ordinary Americans. This allows the case to go forward in the courts.

EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston, EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, and Robert Fram of Heller Ehrman LLP will analyze the ruling and answer questions in a conference call at 1:30pm.

EFF filed the class-action suit against AT&ampT in January, alleging that the telecommunications company has given the National Security Agency (NSA) secret, direct access to the phone calls and emails going over its network and has been handing over communications logs detailing the activities of millions of ordinary Americans.

For the conference call audio:
http://www.eff.org/legal/cases/att/07202006_press_conference.mp3

For the judge's decision:
http://www.eff.org/legal/cases/att/308_order_on_mtns_to_dismiss.pdf

For more on the AT&ampT lawsuit:
http://www.eff.org/legal/cases/att/

Contacts:

Rebecca Jeschke
Media Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation
press@eff.org

John J. Buchanan
Director of Communications
Heller Ehrman LLP
john.buchanan@hellerehrman.com

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