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 May 23, 2017  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Cogan Schneier reports:

Privacy advocates looking to drag federal surveillance programs before a public court notched a key win Tuesday after a federal appeals court resurrected Wikimedia’s lawsuit against the NSA.

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit allows Wikimedia, represented by lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union and Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, to argue the merits of its case in a public courtroom. A Maryland district court dismissed the case in 2015, agreeing with the government’s position that the plaintiffs lacked standing because their allegations were speculative.

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