National Security Can't Get NSA Off Hook In Surveillance Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 8, 2013, 10:16 PM ET) -- A California federal judge handed a win to plaintiffs suing the National Security Agency over alleged surveillance of American citizens when he ruled Monday that the government couldn't invoke national security concerns to escape the lawsuit, but he also said sovereign immunity barred some of the proposed class's claims.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White granted partial summary judgment to named plaintiff Carolyn Jewel, prohibiting the federal government from invoking the so-called state secrets privilege to dodge the lawsuit. The government sought to have the suit dismissed by...
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Case Information

Case Title

Jewel et al v. National Security Agency et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Jeffrey S. White

Date Filed

September 18, 2008

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