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NYT sues Pentagon over domestic spying
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times sued the U.S. Defense Department on Monday demanding that it hand over documents about the National Security Agency's domestic spying program.
The Times wants a list of documents including all internal memos and e-mails about the program of monitoring phone calls without court approval. It also seeks the names of the people or groups identified by it.
The Times had requested the documents in December under the Freedom of Information Act but sued upon being unsatisfied with the Pentagon's response that the request was "being processed as quickly as possible," according to the six-page suit filed at federal court in New York.
Originally posted by Apoc
It is good to see a treasonous entity like the NYT do this. We can shine the light of trunth on the THEM. Bring it on. The NYT is nothing less than a propoganda arm of enemies of the people of the US. They have been infiltrated by Anti-American forces.
[edit on 1-3-2006 by Apoc]
Judge dismisses 'New York Times' lawsuit
The Times sued the two departments in federal court in April 2006 over their refusal to hand over documents connected to the government's warrant-free wiretapping program.
In a decision filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said the government was justified in not handing over classified material because it fell under exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act, including attorney-client privilege and presidential communications privilege.
The judge, who reviewed government descriptions of the classified material, agreed with government arguments that the departments didn't have to turn over the papers for reasons including protecting the confidentiality of how the United States gets it intelligence information.
The judge, who reviewed government descriptions of the classified material, agreed with government arguments that the departments didn't have to turn over the papers
The judge's decision applied to classified material; he asked for additional filings from the departments on unclassified material and said he would make a decision after reviewing those submissions.