☰ In this section

The Champion

August 2017 , Page 20 

Search the Champion Looking for something specific?

Preview of Member Only Content

For full access: login or Become a Member Join Now

NACDL News: Fourth Circuit Permits Mass Surveillance Lawsuit to Move Forward, but Without the Criminal Defense Bar and All but One Plaintiff

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Ezra Dunkle-Polier, and Alexandra Funk

Read more NACDL News columns.

In March 2015, Wikimedia, NACDL, Human Rights Watch, and several other organizations filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland challenging the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass interception and searching of Americans’ international internet communications. The case is captioned Wikimedia, et al. v. NSA. On Oct. 23, 2015, the district court granted a motion by the government to dismiss the case, holding that the group of plaintiffs had not made plausible allegations that their communications were, in fact, being monitored by the NSA. On May 23, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal, but only as to one plaintiff in the case, Wikimedia itself.

“While NACDL is pleased that this important case can now move forward, we are concerned about the exclusion from the case of the nation’s criminal defense bar and the significant interests of its members and their clients,” said then-NACDL President

Want to read more?

The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.

NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.

Not a member? Join now.
Join Now
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.

See what NACDL members say about us.

To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.

  • Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org
  • Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.
Advertisement Advertise with Us

In This Section

Advertisement Advertise with Us