Search and Seizure

Feds Opposed On Efforts to Secretly Obtain Twitter-Users Details

The government doesn't want you to know it wants your info

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RICHMOND, Va. – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will be in federal appeals court Friday arguing that government efforts to obtain Internet users' private information without a warrant should be made public. The appeal is part of the legal battle over the records of several Twitter users sought by the government in connection with its investigation into WikiLeaks.

The ACLU and EFF represent Icelandic parliament member Birgitta Jonsdottir. The appeal, filed jointly with other Twitter users Jacob Appelbaum and Rop Gonggrijp, challenges U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady's November decision refusing to unseal or publicly list all orders that may have been sent to companies other than Twitter and any related motions and court orders.