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Thursday, Jul 20, 2006, 9:47 pm

NSA/AT&T Spying Lawsuit Still On Track

By Brian Zick

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David Kravets for AP reports:
A federal judge Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Bush administration's domestic spying program, rejecting government claims that it could expose state secrets and jeopardize the war on terror.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker said the warrantless eavesdropping has been so widely reported that there appears to be no danger of spilling secrets.

On a related note, Dan Eggen for WaPo reports that Arlen Specter's much ballyhooed but bogus "compromise" with Bush, which would have effectively scuttled the EFF suit, has been knocked off track. Specter has "canceled a markup session for his proposal that had been scheduled for yesterday."
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