DOJ Pushes For Quick End To Twitter Report Fight

Law360, New York (January 11, 2017, 4:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice pressed a California federal court on Wednesday to end social media giant Twitter's plan to tell users about government surveillance requests, saying Twitter has brushed aside crucial precedent.

The DOJ moved for summary judgment in November on Twitter's claims that the DOJ, FBI, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey violated the company's First Amendment rights by prohibiting it from releasing a report about government surveillance requests.

Twitter hit back in December, citing the government's “heavy burden” for...
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