Saturday, August 30, 2008

Reports from the Civil Liberties Front

The ACLU reports this week in oral argument went well in front of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals argument in Doe v. Mukasey. On Wednesday, Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU’s National Security Project argued in the 2nd Circuit for upholding a decision striking down the Patriot Act’s National Security Letter (NSL) provision in Doe v. Mukasey. The ACLU's client, John Doe, runs an Internet Service Provider and and has been gagged by the National Security Letter. The hope is that the Second Circuit will uphold the district court's ruling that the gag order violates the First Amendment and violates the separation of powers. Full story here.

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