ACLU Sues DOJ, DHS For Access To License Plate Scanner Info

Law360, New York (September 26, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union stepped up its efforts to force the federal government to turn over records about its use of potentially invasive automatic license plate readers by launching a suit in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday.

The ACLU revealed in July that it had filed federal Freedom of Information Act requests with the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security to learn how the federal government uses and funds automatic license plate readers.

But after these federal agencies failed to release the requested records in...
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