Well, isn’t this a big surprise
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge rejected on Thursday a request from the head of U.S. intelligence and other government officials to dismiss a lawsuit against AT&T which alleges the firm illegally allowed the government to monitor phone conversations and e-mail communications.
AT&T asked the court in late April to dismiss the case, and two weeks later the U.S. government also asked the federal judge to dismiss it, citing its state secrets privilege.
Just when I thought the Bush administration had successfully swept all these programs back under the rug, this happens. Perhaps they will be held accountable after all, but I still seriously doubt it.** Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Fuckwit of the Week
Tags: NSA Spying•AT&T•Wiretapping