WaPo, Buzzfeed Back Twitter In DOJ Surveillance Suit

Law360, New York (February 22, 2016, 8:22 PM EST) -- A group of media companies — including Buzzfeed and The Washington Post — on Friday threw their weight behind Twitter in its dispute with the Justice Department over its rejected plan to publish certain government surveillance information, urging a California federal court not to dismiss the suit.

In an amicus brief, the media organizations — which also include The Guardian’s publisher, the PEN American Center and Glenn Greenwald’s First Look Media Inc. — said that the court shouldn’t grant the DOJ’s motion to dismiss Twitter’s suit. The government must be held to a high burden before fundamental First Amendment freedoms can...

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