DOJ Loses Bid To Stall NSA Spying Challenge Amid Shutdown

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday rejected the government's shutdown-related request to temporarily halt a suit brought by an unlikely coalition of Unitarians, gun rights groups and others challenging the National Security Agency 's vast telephone surveillance program.

In the face of opposition from the plaintiffs, the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday moved to stay the scheduled case management conference as well as the upcoming deadlines for filing of a joint case management statement and a response to the complaint in light of the partial...
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