Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Of Lawyers and Eavesdropping

As details emerged last week of the National Security Agency's massive eavesdropping on ordinary citizens, two New Jersey public interest lawyers sued Verizon Communications for $5 billion Friday, asserting that it violated privacy laws by turning over phone records.
Meanwhile, The New York Times reported yesterday on the role played by the NSA's own lawyers in pushing back against Vice President Cheney's efforts to widen the eavesdropping even further to include purely domestic calls.

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