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 September 11, 2013  Posted by  Business, Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Kevin Poulsen reports that LavaBit owner Ladar Levison is appealing the secret government orders that resulted in him choosing to shut down his encrypted e-mail service. His appeal is under seal, as are the original orders, so there are not many details at this time but Poulsen notes:

Levison’s opening brief in his appeal is due October 3, and will likely be filed under seal, with a redacted version made public in compliance with the appellate court’s rules. But the appeal docket, opened on August 29, adds a few new details to what’s known about the case, including the identity of the Alexandria, Virginia judge whose secret orders Levison is challenging.

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