By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
They're called national security letters and the FBI issues thousands of them a year to banks, phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. They're sent without judicial review and recipients are barred from disclosing them.
A federal judge has ruled that the FBI's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to banks, phone companies and other businesses is unconstitutional, saying the secretive demands for customer data violate the First Amendment.
Missouri's Mike Anderson is one basketball coach who literally means it when he talks about the Tiger program as his family.
A brewing free-speech debate touched off by a lost prototype of Apple's iPhone has ended quietly with a blogger's agreement to cooperate with investigators.
"We are very pleased that the court recognized the fatal constitutional shortcomings of the NSL statute," EFF lawyer Matt Zimmerman said. "The government's gags have truncated the public debate on these controversial surveillance tools. Our client looks forward to the day when it can publicly discuss its experience."
"These 13 players right here," said Zimmerman, gesturing toward the Missouri squad at a recent youth basketball clinic, "they're going to have some sons down the road who will play."