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In re: National Security Letter

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  1. Prior Restraint
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 18 other media organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S.…

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 18 other media organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in April in support of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s challenge to the National Security Letters program. The media brief argues that the non-disclosure provision on the National Security Letter statute is a classic prior restraint on speech, and the Northern District of California’s failure to term it as such threatens an important protection on which journalists rely.

In re: National Security Letter