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Judge Takes Government to Task in Al-Haramain Spying Case

Judge Takes Government to Task in Al-Haramain Spying Case

Today, United States District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker took the government to task for failing to obey his prior orders in Al-Haramain v. Obama (formerly known as Al-Haramain v. Bush), asking the government to explain why he should not sanction the government by holding that the plaintiffs win the warrantless wiretapping lawsuit.

… Judge Walker ordered the government to show cause as to “why, as a sanction for failing to obey the court’s orders” the government “should not be prohibited … from opposing the liability” for spying without warrants and that the “court should not deem liability … established and proceed to determine the amount of damages to be awarded to plaintiffs.” A hearing is set for June 3, 2009 in the San Francisco federal court.

Source – EFF

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