DOJ Says Surveillance Court Disclosures Pose Security Theat

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday insisted that it is justified in withholding secret tribunal court documents detailing incidents of unconstitutional wiretapping, saying the disclosures sought in Washington federal court by a public transparency group could gravely damage national security.

The government said that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders and related briefings requested by the Electronic Frontiers Foundation under the Freedom of Information Act need not be handed over because they are exempted under FOIA, and emphasized that their disclosure would threaten national safety...
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