"It seems to be more of a confidentiality statute," she said to Kurt Opsahl, a lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The appeals court is reviewing U.S. District Judge Susan Illston's ruling last year finding that the letters, known as NSLs, violate the First Amendment because they forbid the recipients from saying anything about them, including publicly disclosing the fact they have received one.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Contra Costa Times