Marcia Hofmann of EFF writes:
Today the Ninth Circuit postponed a court-ordered deadline for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice to turn over documents concerning a legislative push to give telecom carriers legal immunity for their participation in the government’s warrantless surveillance program.
The order comes after three unsuccessful attempts by the government to delay disclosure of the documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) pending the Solicitor General’s decision whether or not to appeal.
In its fourth request for a stay, the government indicated that it will appeal a couple aspects of the district court’s order to release the documents, namely the court’s decision that the agencies must release certain communications exchanged within the Executive Branch and the identities of representatives of telecom carriers within the documents responsive to EFF’s FOIA requests.
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