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 December 11, 2014  Business, Court, Featured News, Surveillance

Ellen Nakashima reports:

A New York man who ran a small Internet company has sued the Justice Department to lift a 10-year-old gag order that accompanied a national security order served on him by the FBI for a customer’s records.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Nicholas Merrill charged that the U.S. government has violated his First Amendment rights by imposing what he says amounts to a permanent gag order forbidding him from speaking about a national security letter he received in 2004 — even though the underlying investigation has apparently ended.

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