4th Circ. Considers Bid To Unseal WikiLeaks Wiretap Orders

By Allison Grande (November 1, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT) -- Three people associated with WikiLeaks last week pushed the Fourth Circuit to unseal requests for their personal electronic information the government submitted to several companies, although the justices questioned whether a federal wiretap law allowed the public to view these records.

During oral arguments on Oct. 26, American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney Aden Fine contended that the district court erred in allowing the government to keep secret court orders issued by federal judges under the Stored Communications Act that allowed the government to access electronic records of the three individuals held by several undisclosed companies.

"That's not the way our...

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