DOJ Urges DC Circ. To Toss Tech-Policy Watchdog's FOIA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 8, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday urged the D.C. Circuit to affirm a district court’s ruling that dismissed the Electronic Frontier Foundation's suit seeking a document containing the DOJ's legal advice to the FBI on when it can seek records from nongovernmental entities, including telephone companies.

EFF has accused the Justice Department of failing to disclose its interpretation of federal surveillance law, which was generated by the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, in violation of the Freedom of Information Act. But the DOJ claims a...
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