Twitter Must Rewrite DOJ Surveillance Suit To Keep It Alive

Law360, Los Angeles (October 15, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT) -- Twitter Inc. has about a month to rewrite its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's refusal to let it publish government surveillance information, a California federal judge said Wednesday, finding that a new law may have rendered the social media giant's complaint moot.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers found that the recent passage of the USA Freedom Act changed key legal provisions in the case, ordering Twitter to amend its complaint to match the current legal landscape or else it will be dismissed as moot, according to Wednesday's order.

The ruling, which also found the government's arguments for dismissal...

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