Jan 222018
 
 January 22, 2018  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Erik Slobe reports:

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Thursday ordered [opinion, PDF] the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] to disclose two documents within an internal DOJ resource manual for federal prosecutors related to electronic surveillance and tracking devices in criminal investigations.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California [advocacy website] filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the documents, and the DOJ claimed the documents were exempt under FOIA Exemptions 5 and 7(E). Exemption 5 relates to attorney work product, while exemption 7(E) relates to details or means of deploying law enforcement techniques.

Read more on JURIST.

via Centennial Man

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