Aug 162012
 August 16, 2012  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Steven Aftergood writes:

A federal court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit which alleged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had engaged in unlawful surveillance of Muslim residents of southern California.  The court granted the Obama Administration’s claim that the state secrets privilege precluded litigation of the case.

The plaintiffs in the case contended that the FBI had “conducted an indiscriminate ‘dragnet’ investigation and gathered personal information about them and other innocent Muslim Americans in Southern California based on their religion.”

Read more on Secrecy News.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic who sent in this link.

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