NSA Drops Claims Over 'Spying On You Since 1952' T-Shirt

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 4:35 PM EST) -- The National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have agreed to drop claims over the sale of parody merchandise criticizing the two government groups by spoofing their seals, which are protected by special, nontrademark statutes.

The proposed settlement, filed Tuesday, will resolve a lawsuit brought by Minnesota activist Dan McCall, who received cease-and-desist letters in 2011 from the NSA and DHS for selling T-shirts and mugs that critique their policies.

McCall sued last year, claiming he had a right under the First Amendment...
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Case Information

Case Title

McCall v. National Security Agency et al

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Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Marvin J. Garbis

Date Filed

October 29, 2013

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