David Kravets of Threat Level has a report as to what happened this morning in the Jewel v. NSA case in Judge Vaughn Walker’s courtroom.
“What has changed between now and 2006 that suggests I should take a different view of this argument?” Walker asked Coppolino about the government’s state secrets assertion.
Coppolino said Walker should end the case now before it gets to the discovery stage, when the EFF would demand the government turn over classified information.
“The discovery they seek goes right to the heart of the state secrets privilege,” Coppolino responded. “They want to know, is the government engaged in a content dragnet, a communications dragnet.”
Well, yeah, I do want to know that. And I suspect a lot of other Americans do, too.