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 December 21, 2011  Posted by  Court, Online

Thanks to Cryptome, I realized I missed the latest development in the court fight over the DOJ’s attempt to compel Twitter to provide the records of three users associated with WikiLeaks.

You can read the government’s response to the request for a stay here (pdf).  Basically, the DOJ responds that the three cannot are unlikely to prevail on the merits of their claim because it is “settled law” that if you turn over your data to a third party, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy in it.  They also argue that the public interest trumps the three’s request for a stay so they can appeal (even expeditiously) because the grand jury has been deprived of requested information it needs for over a  year now.   That’s not their whole response, but just some of the key arguments.

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