Federal Judge Finds National Security Letters Unconstitutional, Bans Them (wired.com)

March 15, 2013 12:00 am

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A U.S. District Court Judge ruled that National Security Letters (NSLs), secret demand letters that require communications providers and financial institutions to provide Americans’ private information to federal law enforcement without a court order, are unconstitutional. The court held that the gag order associated with NSLs, which prohibit a recipient from discussing the order publicly, violates the First Amendment.


Learn more about NSLs and the ACLU’s NSL litigation here: https://www.aclu.org/national-security-technology-and-liberty/national-security-letters

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