EFF Sues NSA, President Bush, and Vice President Cheney to Stop Illegal Surveillance

[news release] The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies today on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal, unconstitutional, and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications records. The five individual plaintiffs are also suing President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Cheney’s chief of staff David Addington, former Attorney General and White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and other individuals who ordered or participated in the warrantless domestic surveillance.The lawsuit, Jewel v. NSA, is aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans and holding accountable the government officials who illegally authorized it. Evidence in the case includes undisputed documents provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark Klein showing AT&T has routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in San Francisco controlled by the NSA.
http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2008/09/17-0EFF sues U.S. over NSA surveillance program
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Bush administration on behalf of AT&T customers to halt what it called the “massively illegal” warrantless surveillance of Americans’ Internet and telephone communications.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10046097-38.htmlEFF files surveillance lawsuit against NSA, Bush, Cheney [IDG]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other government officials, alleging that an NSA electronic surveillance program continues to illegally spy on U.S. residents.
www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/151242/eff_files_surveillance_lawsuit_against_nsa_bush_cheney.htmlEFF, Public Knowledge sue U.S. gov’t over secret IP pact [IDG]
Two digital rights advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in an attempt to get the office to turn over information about a secret international treaty being negotiated to step up cross-border enforcement of copyright and piracy laws.

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