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Telecoms Win Dismissal of Wiretap Suits

A federal judge on Wednesday threw out more than three dozen lawsuits claiming that the nation’s major telecommunications companies had illegally assisted in the wiretapping without warrants program approved by President George W. Bush after the 2001 terrorist attacks...

Cindy Cohn, legal director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said one “silver lining” was that Judge Walker had kept intact related claims against the government over the wiretapping program, as well as a suit by an Oregon charity that says it has evidence it was a target of wiretapping without warrants.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
New York Times

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