Feds Can't Stall ACLU Challenge Of NSA Surveillance Program

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 6:59 PM ET) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday refused pleas from the federal government to slow down the American Civil Liberties Union's constitutional challenge to a highly criticized National Security Agency program collecting telecommunications subscriber data.

U.S. District Judge William H. Rainey III declined the government’s request to push back briefing deadlines in two related ACLU suits at a hearing in New York federal court, according to court records and ACLU attorney Patrick C. Toomey, who was in attendance.

The U.S. Department of Justice had asked for...
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Case Information

Case Title

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Federal Bureau of Investigation et al

Case Number

1:11-cv-07562

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Freedom of Information Act

Judge

William H. Pauley, III

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Date Filed

October 26, 2011


Case Title

American Civil Liberties Union et al v. Clapper et al

Case Number

1:13-cv-03994

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

William H. Pauley, III

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Date Filed

June 11, 2013

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