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Shutdown set to stall surveillance lawsuit


Shutdown set to stall surveillance lawsuit

The government shutdown looks set to halt a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit demanding details about the government's use of a controversial legal provision used to support the gathering of massive quantities of data on telephone calls made to, from and within the United States.

Just hours after the partial government shutdown kicked in, Justice Department lawyers filed a motion Tuesday morning with a federal judge in Oakland, Calif. seeking to postpone all deadlines in connection with a suit brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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