Amici Tell 9th Circuit That Telephony Metadata Merits 4th Amendment Protection

Mealey's (November 10, 2015, 8:04 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A group of public interest and privacy rights organizations filed an amicus curiae brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Nov. 5 supporting four defendants who were convicted for supporting terrorists based on telephony metadata that the amici contend was unlawfully collected by the government per the USA Patriot Act in violation of the defendants’ rights under the First and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution (United States of America v. Basaaly Saeed Moalin, et al., No. 13-50572, 13-50578, 13-50580 and...
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