Thursday Hearing on Public Release of Documents

San Francisco - On Thursday, December 21, at 2 p.m., a federal judge in San Francisco will consider requests from media groups to unseal critical evidence in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT.

EFF's suit accuses the telecom giant of collaborating with the National Security Agency (NSA) in illegal spying on millions of ordinary Americans. The sealed evidence includes a declaration by Mark Klein, a retired AT&ampT telecommunications technician, as well as several internal AT&ampT documents and portions of a declaration from EFF's expert witness. Some of the evidence was previously released in redacted form, while other evidence is still completely unavailable to the media and the public.

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker will also consider whether two state court lawsuits against AT&ampT and Verizon over NSA access to phone records, which were recently transferred to his courtroom, should be transferred back to state court.

Hepting v. AT&ampT and other NSA telecommunications records lawsuits

2 p.m.
Thursday, December 21

450 Golden Gate Ave., Courtroom 6
San Francisco, CA 94102

For more on EFF's case against AT&ampT:


Rebecca Jeschke
Media Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation

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