Feds Can't Duck EFF Suit Over Disclosure Of Post-9/11 Docs
By Emily Atkin
Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 2:44 PM ET) -- The U.S. departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security and other federal agencies must face the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit seeking documents suspected of containing intelligence violations they allegedly committed following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a California federal judge ruled Monday.
U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong said the departments, as well as the National Security Agency and the White House's Intelligence Oversight Board, failed to adequately show that the records were exempt under the Freedom of Information Act. The agencies now must either...