Full 9th Circ. Won't Reconsider Facebook Wiretap Ruling

By Craig Clough (June 23, 2020, 4:40 PM EDT) -- The full Ninth Circuit on Tuesday shot down Facebook's request to reconsider a panel's ruling that users could move forward with several wiretap and privacy claims, refusing to take another look at the company's argument that the panel's finding conflicts with precedent and "fundamentally" alters the meaning of wiretapping.

A three-judge panel's order said it had voted to deny Facebook's petition for a rehearing and that no judge of the full court requested a vote on the petition for an en banc rehearing.

Facebook declined to comment.

In early April, the three-judge panel partially revived the users' multidistrict litigation alleging that...

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