Tuesday, July 25, 2006

US judge dismisses phone records lawsuit

According to Yahoo! News, the lawsuit against AT&T related to the disclosure of phone records to federal authorities has been thrown out for national security reasons.

Judge dismisses phone records lawsuit - Yahoo! News

CHICAGO - Citing national security, a federal judge Tuesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at blocking AT&T Inc. from giving telephone records to the government for use in the war on terror.

"The court is persuaded that requiring AT&T to confirm or deny whether it has disclosed large quantities of telephone records to the federal government could give adversaries of this country valuable insight into the government's intelligence activities," U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly said....

Might also give citizens insight into the government's activities....

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