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Judge rejects state secrets defense in wiretapping lawsuit

Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation which represents the plaintiffs, said she hopes the continuing public court proceedings will prompt Obama administration officials to reconsider the use of such data collection methods.

"This is a huge victory and a very courageous decision," Cohn said. A U.S. Department of Justice spokesman said they are reviewing the decision and declined further comment.

Monday, July 8, 2013
Reuters

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