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Kafka’s "The Trial" a Primer for Domestic Spying Cases

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The government-secrecy driven procedures surrounding civil lawsuits protesting domestic surveillance programs prompted one lawyer to reread Kafka’s “The Trial” and one judge to recall Alice in Wonderland, the New York Times reported. So protective is the government of the evidence against it that judges must make appointments to review documents and may not keep copies. Plaintiffs and clerks cannot see the secret filings. (1/26/07)