Saturday, August 18, 2007

ACLU's Request

American Civil Liberties Union reported In an unprecedented order, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has required the U.S. government to respond to a request it received last week by the American Civil Liberties Union for orders and legal papers discussing the scope of the government's authority to engage in the secret wiretapping of Americans. According to the FISC's order, the ACLU's request "warrants further briefing," and the government must respond to it by August 31. The court has said that any reply by the ACLU must be filed by September 14.
The ACLU seems shocked that their request was not automatically rejected, but all this says is that the government must respond to their request. It does not mean that Secret Court Orders will be released to the public

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